Can someone please tell me what lily I have?

mbetts(5)July 10, 2008

It's very tall, about five feet, and has a purple blossom, with a wonderful fragrance. The blossom is much longer than other lilies I have. It hasn't bloomed yet this year.

I bought this lily years ago, but I didn't write down its name, and the garden store where I got it is no longer in business! I really love it, and I wish it would spread, but it doesn't seem like it wants to.

I'd love to know its name. I am hoping that perhaps someone could ID it, just based on the description.

Anyone have an idea? If I knew some possible names, maybe I could google them and find some pictures to make sure.

Thanks much.

Betts

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joshuaslc(Zn6 utah)

Please post a pic so we can help josh

    Bookmark   July 10, 2008 at 2:23PM
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alina_1

Betts, I agree with Joshua - it is very difficult to ID without a picture. There is a new Lily 'Purple Prince' released last year. Try to find its pictures. Please note that they might be badly doctored. It is an Orienpet, so it might have nice fragrance and larger blooms.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2008 at 4:39PM
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mbetts(5)

The lily I am trying to ID has bloomed, and it is beautiful. I have tried to post a picture using photobucket. It's my first try. I'm crossing my fingers. Here goes!
mbetts
http://s340.photobucket.com/albums/o348/MBetts_pictures/Garden/

Here is a link that might be useful: Lilies

    Bookmark   July 19, 2008 at 5:11PM
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mbetts(5)

This is a second try with photobucket. Sorry for the first one!
Betts

    Bookmark   July 19, 2008 at 5:23PM
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alina_1

Some kind of Trumpet Lily, probably 'Regale'.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2008 at 12:49AM
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aliska12000(Z5)

Looks like my Regals. They should multiply if happy. Mine aren't on the east side and lean really badly.

Old House Gardens has one I like better if it blooms true. The stripe is darker than mine but looks the same otherwise. It's called Black Dragon. Rather pricey but if I want a lily badly enough I will pay, just get fewer and hope they multiply for me.

Just posted on another thread recommending Old House Gardens. I don't have any connection with them, just had pretty good luck with them, and all but one scilla came up in the spring and one the count was right but lily is different, said they'd give me credit, I don't care, will see if it's a white martagon and blooms next year. A big screwup and I'd want replacements or refund, don't sweat the small stuff.

Here is a link that might be useful: Black Dragon at Old House Gardens

    Bookmark   July 20, 2008 at 5:03PM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

I just wanted to say that I purchased from Old House Gardens and was very pleased and will buy again from them.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2008 at 7:07PM
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gardengal48

Most likely 'Pink Perfection', a very reliable, tall and extremely fragrant trumpet hybrid that has been around for years. Color is variable, but generally of a smokey pink tone that has a lavender/purple cast. Darker in more shade than sun.

Here is a link that might be useful: lily 'Pink Perfection'

    Bookmark   July 23, 2008 at 9:28PM
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mbetts(5)

Thanks! I looked at pictures, and I think it is probably Pink Perfection.
mbetts

    Bookmark   July 25, 2008 at 6:31AM
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