It's getting time to think about ordering some lily bulbs and I'm very interested in getting some VERY FRAGRANT lilies. If you know of a lily that's super fragrant, other than orientals(I don't have much luck with them), please post them here. I have Ariana (sp) and absolutely love her for her height and her extreme fragrance. I'm getting itchy to start ordering. :)
looking for super fragrant liliums
Go for the orientals, trumpets and OTs and you'll have a nice smelly garden. :)
Moby, do you have a favorite that has strong stems, multiplies well and has an awesome fragrance?
I need to plant more lilies !! Any one haveing a sale soon ??
The lily vendors will have their catalogs updated and ready for ordering very soon.
Moby, I haven't been able to find 'invasion'. Where did you get the bulbs?
The Lily Pad has it for sale this season. The Lily Nook also but IMO too expensive with all charges considered.
keep 'em coming. I'm getting an order ready for this fall. My mission: to have a wonderfully fragrant garden next year! :)
Silk Road, as Moby mentioned is very fragrant. Some of my best fragrances this year: Allegreto, Bravura, Anastasia has a nice fragrance, different, almost cinnamony, Caravan, Luminaries. Quintessence, Opulent.
And if the above sounds like an ad for The Lily Garden, it is, LOL.
Conc d'Or and Orania get my vote. Really fragrant and in their second year loaded with buds. Wish I hadn't planted them so close together (about a foot apart) on the top of a slope.
My deck (railing) is about 4 'off the ground and faces South so my goal is to be surrounded with the fragrance of lilies! :) That's my mission for this fall. Keep 'em coming! My deck is about 25'long so I'll be planting lot's of lilies.
What beautiful lilies you have! And that's the way I love to see them - in scads!
For some reason orientals don't do well for me. I'm going to stick with OT since they are tall, sturdy and some are VERY fragrant which is what I'm searching for. I figure you guys on Daves Garden probably know which ones are super fragrant and which ones are just a whisp of fragrance. Keep em coming!
I love them all, and of course have Anastasia and Casa Blanca, but I think Vice Versa is particularly wonderful, and was trying to find it last year.
What a wonderful garden you must have!
Oh wow, B&D sold out of it for this year, which probably means they'll have it in spring! I couldn't find it ANYWHERE last year. The hunt is over - it will be in my spring orders>
IowaAnn, the orientals don't do as well for me either, plus I really enjoy the hardiness and sturdiness of the OTs. I think all the ones I listed are OTs. I may be wrong, but I think they are.
I've also recently found that some of the LAs have a very nice fragrance. Not as strong as the OT, but very nice, and since they are earlier it's nice to have the fragrance then.
Please do check out The Lily Garden. The catalogue lists the amount of fragrance on some.
I am finding that some Orientals do significantly better than others. I have had the disappointment, as I'm sure you have, of planting ones that never show up!
That said, I have had great success with Halifax, Acapulco, and Sorbonne, as well as Crystal Blanca. Big, strong flowers, even under adverse conditions of 90 plus degree heat, a lack of water, and being moved!
And I agree about the LA's. I was given some as gifts, and now don't know how I did without them, especially, as you noted, with their earlier bloom time..
Thank you Donna. I would be willing to try some of the ones you listed. My problem seems to be that Orientals only last maybe two years at most. The orientals are gorgeous of course, but I had gotten discouraged in their short lifetime.
Some of the LAs that are fragrant that we came up with on the other channel are Best Seller, Dani Anafi, Cecil, and Mags said that Bright Diamond is a fragrant pure white.
Oh, trumpets. I made it my mission to collect them, since they persist and multiply, for me, better than anything else. I just adore them.
Polly, there was a thread a couple of years back about orientals that persist. I'll never forget my disappointment when I decided to order one of each of six orientals from a great supplier I continue to use. I batted 0 for six. ($30 worth of lilies!) I never saw most of them in bloom at all. The interesting thing is that the purveyor replaced them with orientals that did persist (Sorbonne) and no longer sells any of the losers.
I'll look for the thread. Thanks Donna.
Love trumpets! And they would be nice and tall for your deck area IowaAnn.
I realize no one has posted here since August '11, but I LOVE this thread. A lot of good information on fragrent lillies. I too love Conca D'Or. The first year I planted it and came home from work one day wondering where the glorious smell was coming from. It was at the other end of the garden from the driveway and scented the whole yard with just one flower. 2 others eventually bloomed as well. Intoxicating!!
Now, I have a question. I found some lilies that I didn't get planted in the fall. They were bare and in a paper sack. They look to have dried out, but wondered if they would sprout or if they are dead? I went ahead and put them in the ground yesterday when it was 70* here, figured might as well try, eh???
Can anyone answer this question?
Well, bare and in a paper sack isn't good, but that do you have to lose by trying? You might get a nice surprise. :)
Good luck, Patti. Nature is full of surprises so I hope your lilies bloom.
I just transplanted some Pink Perfection on January 7th when it was 58 degrees here.