I'm after a lily with similar fragrance to the trumpet lily.

jumbojimmy(Australa)July 19, 2007

I don't like the smell of stargazer - it's too spicy. I really love the smell of christmas lillies, but I prefer a star shaped ones. Is there such thing?

Also, can you kindy describe the smell of the following lillies:

- Casablanca

- Muscadet

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
hld6(z7 MD)

Casablanca and Muscadet are both Oriental Hybrid Lilies, like Stargazer, and so will have a similar fragrance.

I'm not sure what you mean by "christmas lilies". (Amaryllis perhaps?) A lot of flowers have the word "lily" appended to them that are not lilium. All true lilies have 6 petals, except the more recent double flowered (which have 12) so there are no star shaped ones.

The Easter Lily, Lilium Longiflorum, and its hybrids with Orientals, the LO's, such as Triumphator (among others) have a fairly strong scent but not as spicy as the Orientals. The smell seems a little "tropical". It's really quite pretty.

Actual Trumpet lilies such as Regale, Pink Perfection, Midnight, etc., have a very strong scent and are probably not what you are looking for.


    Bookmark   July 19, 2007 at 8:40PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo


Jumbojimmy is from Australia. Depending whereabouts in Oz/NZ you come from Christmas Lily can refer to any of the white trumpets than bloom around mid-summer (regale, longiflorum, even formosanum).


As Helen says, look for things like Triumphator (commercially available here), or even some of the older Aurelian or Trumpet hybrids. Just remember that everyone's nose is different so (if you can) smell before you buy.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2007 at 12:55AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Best/Favorite Co. to get Lily Bulbs?
I would like to add some tall fragrant oriental, chinese...
Did I kill my lily bulbs?
This fall my husband had to dig up our lily bulbs to...
Foxtail lily; companions?
Hello! I want to plant foxtail lilies. I know they...
What the heck happened to my hybrid lilies
I brought this pot of lilies at home depot and it was...
Help my Peace Lily? I think it might be dead....
It looks like this. Pretty unpromising. I think I watered...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™