Asiatic or Oriental Lily?

BlazenMarine(8)June 11, 2014

planted last summer. lost the marker and can't remember what it is called or what kind it is? there is one that looks similar that i have seen.... possibly the Prunotto Asiatic Lily... but again, not sure.

anyone know?

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duluthinbloomz4

Asiatic.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2014 at 4:18PM
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gardenper(8)

There were descriptions of the leaves and stalks that can help decide, but another way I have read about is the color. Asiatics are usually one solid color only and Orientals tend to (or maybe always do) have a mixed coloring.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2014 at 11:09AM
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duluthinbloomz4

The single coloration notwithstanding - the easiest distinguishing difference in Asiatic vs. Oriental lilies is the leafing.

On the Asiatics there are lots of slender leaves whirling/ bristling up the stalk. Orientals have fewer larger leaves which are more stem hugging.

There shouldn't be too much questioning that the lily in the OP's picture is an Asiatic.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2014 at 11:29AM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

Asiatic for sure

    Bookmark   June 21, 2014 at 2:47PM
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