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Fla. Zone 10 - lily recommendations

Posted by daviedearest z10 FLA (My Page) on
Wed, Jan 2, 08 at 22:58

Coming from N.Y.I am needing help with lilies that will do well in this zone. I live in Cape Coral (s.w.fla) & have been attempting a cottage garden with good sucess so far.Would love to add lillies & like everyone else would like as much bloom & color over our season as possible. need not only recommendations but planting schedule also .Anyone out there from Fla.? I sure could use your help...this is a real learning or should I say re-learning experience. As if that not enough I have a southern exposure......


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RE: Fla. Zone 10 - lily recommendations

True lilies are unlikely to thrive in the heat and humidity of Florida. But you can certainly develop a lily-like effect using members of the Amaryllidaceae or the amaryllis family. These would include crinums, aztec and oxblood lilies, amaryllis and rain and spider lilies. Some will even provide fragrance.


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RE: Fla. Zone 10 - lily recommendations

Gardengal's right that not many could be expected to thrive. About the only exception I can think of is longiflorum (and perhaps similar white trumpets like formosanum), one of whose common names is the Bermuda lily from when it was grown there commercially.


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RE: Fla. Zone 10 - lily recommendations

Garden girl, you've given me a lot to work with, I can't wait to start checking them out.....
Kayman, the Bermuda sounds as if it might be a good bet for a tropical climate.....thanks for your help.
I will certainly report back when I have some success.....


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RE: Fla. Zone 10 - lily recommendations

I live in south florida and I have asiatic lillies that keep coming back every year now they are under my roses which is almost complete shade, but the do come back bigger. I dont know what variety but its an orange with a pale scent and its not oriental


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