greenblossom
Newly Registered
Posts: 7
Joined: Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:43 pm

Whats Your favorite lily?

Today at Walmart after buying a lot of on sale lily's, including 2 mystery lily pots (Tag "helpfully" says Asiatic Lilly, no color or anything else). It occurred to me how many Lilys there really are. So out of curiosity I'm just wondering if anyone has a favorite lily? Or non lily lily like daylilys?
I'm posting this in Perennials because lilys generally come back every year, but if it needs to be moved just let me know.

Rairdog
Green Thumb
Posts: 373
Joined: Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:46 pm
Location: Noblesville, IN Zone 5

Re: Whats Your favorite lily?

I like surprise lilly's. They leaf up in the spring and disappear. You can mow over them and forget where they were. Then first of August they majically appear with blooms. We also wait for the Asiatic's to loose their flowers and go on sale. Usually a dollar a piece.

User avatar
Lindsaylew82
Mod
Posts: 2116
Joined: Thu May 22, 2014 1:26 am
Location: Upstate, SC

Re: Whats Your favorite lily?

I have always had a soft spot for Lily of The Valley. The scent often takes me back to my childhood, gardening with my Daddy and Nanny. Very beautiful, delicate and nostalgic.

Here tiger lilies grow along the roadside. I've always enjoyed seeing them!
Lindsay
Upstate, SC
USDA Zone 7b/ Sunset Zone 31

catgrass
Green Thumb
Posts: 532
Joined: Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:56 pm
Location: Southwest Louisiana

Re: Whats Your favorite lily?

I like the Asiatic lillies cause they smell soooooo good. But for show, I prefer the Amarylis and St. Joseph Lilly. You can cut them and vase them up and they last for several days.
zone 9 Southwest La.

imafan26
Mod
Posts: 11428
Joined: Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:32 pm
Location: hawaii, zone 12a 587 ft elev.

Re: Whats Your favorite lily?

I like daylilies since they bloom for me nine months of the year vs a couple of weeks once a year.
Happy gardening in Hawaii. Gardens are where people grow.

Rairdog
Green Thumb
Posts: 373
Joined: Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:46 pm
Location: Noblesville, IN Zone 5

Re: Whats Your favorite lily?

Here they come!
Image

NancyJo
Full Member
Posts: 37
Joined: Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:49 pm
Location: Wisconsin Z 4a

Re: Whats Your favorite lily?

my very favorite is the Stargazer lily. They smell so wonderful! I'm on the hunt for some naked lilies to add to my collection this year.

Return to “Perennials”