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SLEDDER
Pittsburgh, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 13, 2002
12:11 PM

Post #24823

This is my second summer for my pond and I'd like to try a tropical lily. First, is it true that they have brighter colors? Stronger scent? and Second, your suggestions on what lily to try? I have 2 hardy lilies that did very well last summer and several other marginals but I'd like to give a tropical lily a try. Thank you for your ideas. "T" :)
Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

March 13, 2002
12:30 PM

Post #226071

There is a little water nursery not far from here and I went there with a friend last year. I bought a blue/purple tropical lily that is day blooming and it was so beautiful. My friend bought a nocturnal fuchsia colored one that had huge leaves and beautiful flowers that opened in the afternoon. The colors were brighter than the hardy lilies and the plants had more flowers.
SLEDDER
Pittsburgh, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 13, 2002
12:32 PM

Post #226073

Thank you Calalily. Did they smell more? Better?
Eclipse
Norwalk, IA
(Zone 5b)

March 15, 2002
1:53 PM

Post #227055

Sledder...most of the tropical waterlilies have a very nice scent...different than the hardy types..but really nice.Try "Dauben" its a nice pale blue/white flower that grows to fit your pool.Blooms like crazy.Don't put these out in the pool till the water gets to be about 70 F.June first in most parts of the midwest...and feed em good ..Follow directions.
SLEDDER
Pittsburgh, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 15, 2002
2:10 PM

Post #227067

Thanks Eclipse. Good, now I know which one to try. "T" :)
Sis

March 15, 2002
2:27 PM

Post #227074

Maybe something is in here,haven't read it thoroughly yet but do love the pics...http://lousviews.com/indexpage1.htm
SLEDDER
Pittsburgh, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 15, 2002
2:39 PM

Post #227081

Wow! Gorgeous pics..Oh that's just not fair at all. I want one of each..."T" :)
Sis

March 15, 2002
2:44 PM

Post #227084

Me too' Dh purchased some water lilies last year and they're still in the closet. Question,are they any good??
SLEDDER
Pittsburgh, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 15, 2002
3:22 PM

Post #227106

If you'd like I'll try them for you...**giggle**

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