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. :)
'Silk Road' is a classic. 'Invasion' is my absolute favorite, as everyone that smells it agrees that it has a 'bowl-me-over' intoxicating fragrance, but not cloying sweet. Tall and very strong stems, lots of blooms.
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.
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.
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 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 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???
OH MAN!!!!!!!!! You know you are aiding me in my addiction don't you? LOL I have bookmarked that page!!!!!
I belong to a coop that always has lilies spring and fall. That is where the lowly bulbs I found came from. The sign-up for the lilies is January 31st. My wallet may determine that I wait to see if the others come up ^_^