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PlantFiles Pictures: Lily of the Nile, African Lily 'Ellie Mae'

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Mercer, PA
(Zone 5a)

September 7, 2005
3:00 AM

Post #1744480

Lily of the Nile, African Lily 'Ellamae'

Additional info: (aka Ella Mae)

Taken at Longwood Gardens, Summer 2005

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Raleigh, NC
(Zone 7b)

September 7, 2005
3:47 AM

Post #1744601

The correct spelling of this cultivar is 'Ellamae'.
Mercer, PA
(Zone 5a)

September 7, 2005
5:09 PM

Post #1745410

Hello Tom,
I haven't had time to check any other plant catalogs and see if it's spelled differently. I'll do that after I get in from classes later on this evening. I entered that name because that is the name on the ID plate at the base of the plant. Maybe thd folks at Longwood Gardens misspelled the name?
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 7b)

September 8, 2005
2:03 AM

Post #1746294

I don't doubt that you copied it correctly from the nameplate - but they could be wrong. Some of these quirky cultivar names can have different spelling variations. But Tony Avent at PDN is usually pretty good with details. I have this same plant growing in my back yard so I am going with the spelling on my tag. :-)

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