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lilies for warm climates (SE U.S.)?

Posted by roselilyguy 11971 (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 30, 09 at 12:10

A friend of mine in SC (zone 8) claims to find lilies difficult in her climate, especially the Orientals. Are there cultivars or species that thrive better in that climate? Are there special techniques for growing lilies in the South? & finally, can you recommend reading material on this subject? I checked McRae and two other books on lilies and found very little. Thanks.

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RE: lilies for warm climates (SE U.S.)?

What are your temperature highs and lows??

RE: lilies for warm climates (SE U.S.)?

The highs in the summer are around 100, the lows in the winter rarely below 15 degrees F. Thanks.

RE: lilies for warm climates (SE U.S.)?

Orienpets are good performers in most climates down to Zone 4. Orientals are short lived, in my opinion. The have sturdier stems and are very fragrant,

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