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popper1
Mulberry, FL

October 5, 2011
12:12 PM

Post #8837186

My Victoria lily has been blooming. Here is a pic of the 1st night.

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popper1
Mulberry, FL

October 5, 2011
12:17 PM

Post #8837193

Here it is in the morning

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popper1
Mulberry, FL

October 5, 2011
12:26 PM

Post #8837200

N. 'Innocence'

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popper1
Mulberry, FL

October 5, 2011
12:31 PM

Post #8837205

N. 'King of Siam'

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popper1
Mulberry, FL

October 5, 2011
12:53 PM

Post #8837222

N. 'Red Flare'. Love the burgundy pads. Night bloomer but stays open until 10 or 11 AM.

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popper1
Mulberry, FL

October 5, 2011
12:56 PM

Post #8837230

N. 'Panama Pacific'

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popper1
Mulberry, FL

October 5, 2011
6:37 PM

Post #8837641

Victoria flower, night 2

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Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

October 5, 2011
7:37 PM

Post #8837696

They are all beautiful. I have only been successful in getting one to bloom consistently, Ann Epple. Just not warm enough I guess. thanks for sharing.
BonnieGardens
Clermont, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 6, 2011
3:59 AM

Post #8837958

Hi Popper,
Your lillys are just beautiful. Wish you were coming to my plant roundup Oct. 22. You could teach me how to grow them I'm sure. I was told they wouldn't grow in shade but I have one pond that gets afternoon sun. Haven't gotton brave enough to try growing lillys yet but I certainly admire them.
Bonnie
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

October 6, 2011
8:10 AM

Post #8838214

Bonnie, you should be able to grow gorgeous lilies. Hey, it's Florida! lol. I envy you folks for wonderful weather for ponds and flowers, but not for humidity and bugs. Guess that is the trade off for short summers and inconspicuous bugs (except mosquitos).
BonnieGardens
Clermont, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 7, 2011
10:12 AM

Post #8839569

Hi Oberon,
God didn't make any place perfect but Heaven. I don't really like the heat for so long a period of time or bugs but heck after 45 yrs. I'm getting used to it. I'm from Conn. and know what cold and snow was there. Yuk
I'm not sure my ponds are deep enough for lillies. I saw one once that had grown thru the EPDM liner it had been there for so long. My plants are all in those black plastic water basket thingies. When the roots start growing out of them I prune them off and it doesn't kill them but I have umbrella plants, water iris and water mallow. I used to have a peace lilly in there also and it did fine. I think their are some lillies that have shallow root systems for shallow ponds. Will have to find some.
I know some of the girls coming to the roundup are also ponders and they will surely have some words of wisdom for me.
Take care and keep warm up there.
Bonnie

popper1
Mulberry, FL

October 7, 2011
11:00 AM

Post #8839620

They don't need to be all that deep, mine is less than 2' and all bloom and grow very nice. I would go ahead a try a lily-make sure it is a tropical-they bloom much more than the hardy. The Victoria do need a big pond however, as do the night blooming tropicals.

Me, I love the heatand humidity, I'm sorry to see the cooling off!

David
MerryMary
Ocoee (W. Orlando), FL
(Zone 9b)

October 7, 2011
3:59 PM

Post #8839973

The Red Flare is beautiful! My Tina's look somewhere between King of Siam and Panama Pacific. They're doing very well, even in small water tubbies!
popper1
Mulberry, FL

October 7, 2011
7:18 PM

Post #8840292

I've seen Tina, very pretty lily.

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