ID type of lily by foliage?

anitadehoff(Z8 Seattle/sunset 5)August 19, 2006

Hi Everyone,

I planted 6 Vermeer asiatic lilies this spring. It was a little late in planting, I got them on sale. Four came up and three flowered. They looked like the photo's I've seen, maybe the color and it's gradation wasn't as soft. But my question is about the fourth lily that didn't flower. I wonder if it is not a Vermeer or possibly not an asiatic. The foliage is more blue. The shape of the leaf is different, a little narrower and has less of a tear drop shape. The spacing of the leaves are different, it has levels of circling leaves grouped close together then a gap between each level. The Vermeer had leaves spaced more evenly along the stem with less circling levels. This fourth lily is shorter and has bulbils and the other three do not.

Could the act of flowering or not flowering make them look different?

Any info would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.


Here's a link to a photo.

Here is a link that might be useful: Vermeer and ?

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well thats what you get for buying late season on sale. LOL. sorry. I had that happen too for same reason. Sometimes the bulbs get mixed up at the growers. with millions of bulbs it happens. The Vermeer are obvious. What is the other one? Your picture didn't come up on my PC. I suspect it is an ORIENTAL or TRUMPET of some kind by your discription. Asiatics and American highbrids have slender leaves and usually slender. Orientals mostly have leaves that are on a short stem away from the stalk and darker green/ blueish. Why it didn't bloom is just because its slow. Some do, some don't. Because of the bulbils I'm going way out on a limb and take a guess...."EXPRESSION" resembles stargazer sort of but more white. Or else its a TRUMPET.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2006 at 11:26PM
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anitadehoff(Z8 Seattle/sunset 5)

Oh, sorry about the link. Here's another try. The Vermeer is on the left. Thanks lilium guy for the leaf descriptions of other lily genres.


Here is a link that might be useful: 2 lilies

    Bookmark   August 20, 2006 at 11:40PM
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