What is horrible white fuzz on tango lily? (three pics)

lisasmall(7a NoVa)May 30, 2007

Oh, ICK! I have two Tango Lily 'Cappucino' in a pot together and they both have this. Another lily about five feet away is getting it. Is this an insect thing? a disease thing? What? What? I didn't find any images on Google. Thank you for looking; these are clickable to much larger versions:

All the buds:

Close-up, note it is where stalks join main stem, too:

The plant that is just starting to show it:

Here is a link that might be useful: Same Lily Photos Via Photobucket / LisaSmall

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"What? What?"

Nothing wrong - some lilies are simply more like Esau than Jacob

    Bookmark   May 30, 2007 at 7:58PM
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lisasmall(7a NoVa)

Kayman, thank you! Well, it certainly comes as a surprise to me. It's very hard to believe this is normal, but I am new to lilies and everything they do surprises me at this point.

And this went beyond surprise to shock. :)

    Bookmark   May 30, 2007 at 10:32PM
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Your links aren't working, and your Photobucket account is marked private. I'm wondering if Kayman even could see your photos. Fix your links and perhaps you'll get a serious answer.


    Bookmark   June 9, 2007 at 9:35PM
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Lainey, the links for all three photos worked perfectly when I answered - or else I would not have done so. Nor does an answer have to be po-faced to be accurate.

Hair at the axils of leaves and flower pedicels, as well as on young flower buds, is a strong indication of L. davidii in the background of an asiatic hybrid. But then, most asiatic hybrids can claim that.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2007 at 3:15AM
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lisasmall(7a NoVa)

BotanyBabe, the links are fine, and haven't changed since I posted this. Perhaps photobucket was down for a few minutes, which happens sometimes.

I got an excellent (and entertaining) answer from Kayman May 30.

Thank you for trying to be helpful, particularly re photobucket not allowing direct access.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2007 at 3:34AM
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I stand corrected, Kayman. I postulated that she had a case of mealybug, because the photo links did not work and I couldn't see what she meant. But you are right about davidii. Sorry, I lost my sense of humor there for a moment.


    Bookmark   June 10, 2007 at 8:45PM
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