Sunday, June 28, 2009

Hybrid Lilies






















As I have mentioned before, I have a couple spots that are enclosed by concrete that I have planted some lilies. I started with a dark red (almost burgandy) border lilies and put in a couple of the oriental star gazer and dizzy lily bulbs. Over the last couple of years, they have hybridized themselves.

Original lilies in 2006


















Red border lilies (oriental)


















Stargazer and Dizzy Lilies


Here is what I had come up last year.








































It is a bit hard to tell, but it is more of a brighter red.











Note the pure white ones on the left. The only bit of colour is the deep dark red stamen tips.
The yellow and red ones are quite striking.
Above is a pumpkin orange one.
Note the yellow one with interesting bit of green in the petals.
Above the yellow and green one is a deep dark burgandy one.
I wonder what other colours are going to show up?
I will be tagging and transplanting the different ones, and moving them to seperate areas of my flower beds and see if they come up true next summer.

3 comments:

  1. I love lilies & yours are gorgeous!

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  2. Thank you!

    The hybrids have multiplied this year, so I will be moving them and see how they do over the next couple of years :)

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