I know there are some 'very good' lilium growers here in Australia and i would love to see what you have,.,. dont worry if its not named,all the followers here will endeavour to ID it,.happy showing!!!
Lilies blooming this summer
Anthony, how could you put up that beautiful Lilium and not tell us what it is?
Jean, matrix is usually my 1st bloom,.,.but not this year,.,.it wont get any taller, trust me,.,.as Nettys Pride, wont get any bigger.. thats how it is..it will just get more flowers,..,i've got 2 flowers on 'nettys pride' today,i walked past it 6 times, then all of a sudden, 'oh my god, look at that'-stunning!!!!!
Another thread with glorious flowers. Anthony, I've been looking forward to this one. I don't grow liliums, but I do love to look at them. That Netty's Pride is amazing.
Keep your eyes glued Karen-it only gets better,.,.there are lilies in my yard that 'no one' has seen, not even me,..,thats the exciting bit
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We are all waiting Anthony........
Anthony ...I need your advice ...I have done a swap with a wonderful grower who insists on sending me one of his treasures.
I have no real experience with these plants, I am nervous ! any hints
He is sending me one of these (it is his own picture)
I would go a mix of perlite and a quality orchid mix,.,.40% humidity -hmmm,..,at least the growing instructions are clear and the plant quality looks brilliant-go for it!!!!
Chrissy, I'm absolutely positive that Dianne and I could look after it for you. LOL.. 6 months here and 6 months there.
We would send you progress pics. Giggle , giggle.
Where are you Dianne ?? You would help look after it wouldnt you ?
Get in line Colleen giggle giggle....
It is so beautiful Chrissy.
I am really worried because these things are quite rare. The gentleman (who posted it today) is a collector ...I don't know if he sells them. I tried to talk him out of it but he insisted.
The reason for my worry Anthony, is the heat, I think they require much cooler conditions. Would they be ok in fairly heavy shade until the weather cools down ? it hit 40C here with hot drying wind, so if I put it in a very sheltered shady situation do you think it will survive ?, you can imagine how awful I would feel if my thumb suddenly turned brown. GULP.
Much cooler conditions you say Chrissy, that's just what Jean and I can give it....Lol
Six months here and six months there...and pics for you....
I just read the growing conditions and I'm sure that you could manage them...just watch out for the woman from the north.....she likes a challenge....though you might be safe it doesn't say that it's scented..lol
Beautiful thing Chrissy, good luck with it.
Here are some companions for it when it comes here for 6 mnths.
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Noel just contacted me and told me what to do, also told me not to get indigestion worrying about it ^_^
he said to enjoy it and not to worry.
What a nice guy.
Gonna try my very best !
Most plants can live on 1 to 1 1/2 hrs of sunlight a day[usually the morning sun is best,.,.[plant doctors swear by it]-but keeping up the humidity is going to be your task,.,.i have a friend who grows related species in a big sunroom facing north-- he wins and he loses- thats what growing is all about, but i saw a dark red, almost purple there on sunday, that really sat me down to take a 2nd look,,.it was incredible,..,also,you should investigate the 'clay hydroponic balls' as a growing medium,-they are similar to volcanic rock and popular with orchid growers
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Oh, wow, Chrissy, it is such a stunner. Maybe when it grows and reproduces you could send us some.
I just love Optimists ^_^ let me get it to live first ...*trembling in my boots*
I remember my hands shaking when my first American Brug seeds arrived.
I felt excited and terrified at the same time. I was so frightened I might kill what was a dream.
Well keep your fingers and toes crossed for me.
Leaving this thread now ...sorry Anthony I didn't mean to change the subject, thanks so much for your input.
Chrissy, they have your Hippy on E-bay at the moment. The bidding is at $51 at the moment. Colleen
If thats the case, then, some of us are rich people!!Tomorrow, i hop[e to have 'pink giant' in bloom,,.i purchased 5[not so cheap bulbs] as they were bred by the famous 'Leslie Woodriff''also a lily name!! and anything she ever touched,turned to gold,.,.so i will keep 1 for myself[by the sound of that wind outside, i may not even have 1] terrible,.,.how stupid to have extreme winds at this time of the year,.,.maybe the weather gods have been eating 'baked beans'
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You had better make sure the new place is biiiggg.
Wayne Carter thank you for contacting me,.., i sold you a dud!!!!-The so called 'Davidii' is not-It is a Henryi-lemon strain.,.I only stumbled across the error, in enquiries last Friday,.,.Sorry!- but you will still have a very rare lilium..
Chrissy- i dont know!!- Jean/Wayne, some good lookin blooms there!!
Isn't that frustrating, Anthony...wait all that time and it isn't the one that you bought..
I had a look at Pink Giant, it's a lovely ''spotty"
Mind you that's not a bad one....but you did pay $'s for Pink Giant.
I know the feeling of finding that something is not what you bought.
wow Orange Art is a stunner!
My lilies are getting there, the flowers are bigger now, a few more weeks should see them opening, can't wait!