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What is horrible white fuzz on tango lily? (three pics)

Posted by lisasmall 7a NoVa (My Page) on
Wed, May 30, 07 at 18:15

Oh, ICK! I have two Tango Lily 'Cappucino' in a pot together and they both have this. Another lily about five feet away is getting it. Is this an insect thing? a disease thing? What? What? I didn't find any images on Google. Thank you for looking; these are clickable to much larger versions:

All the buds:

Close-up, note it is where stalks join main stem, too:

The plant that is just starting to show it:

Here is a link that might be useful: Same Lily Photos Via Photobucket / LisaSmall

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RE: What is horrible white fuzz on tango lily? (three pics)

"What? What?"

Nothing wrong - some lilies are simply more like Esau than Jacob

RE: What is horrible white fuzz on tango lily? (three pics)

Kayman, thank you! Well, it certainly comes as a surprise to me. It's very hard to believe this is normal, but I am new to lilies and everything they do surprises me at this point.

And this went beyond surprise to shock. :)

RE: What is horrible white fuzz on tango lily? (three pics)

Your links aren't working, and your Photobucket account is marked private. I'm wondering if Kayman even could see your photos. Fix your links and perhaps you'll get a serious answer.


RE: What is horrible white fuzz on tango lily? (three pics)

Lainey, the links for all three photos worked perfectly when I answered - or else I would not have done so. Nor does an answer have to be po-faced to be accurate.

Hair at the axils of leaves and flower pedicels, as well as on young flower buds, is a strong indication of L. davidii in the background of an asiatic hybrid. But then, most asiatic hybrids can claim that.

RE: What is horrible white fuzz on tango lily? (three pics)

BotanyBabe, the links are fine, and haven't changed since I posted this. Perhaps photobucket was down for a few minutes, which happens sometimes.

I got an excellent (and entertaining) answer from Kayman May 30.

Thank you for trying to be helpful, particularly re photobucket not allowing direct access.

RE: What is horrible white fuzz on tango lily? (three pics)

I stand corrected, Kayman. I postulated that she had a case of mealybug, because the photo links did not work and I couldn't see what she meant. But you are right about davidii. Sorry, I lost my sense of humor there for a moment.


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