African Queen, fore and aft

Trumpet lily ‘African Queen’ this morning.


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12 Responses to African Queen, fore and aft

  1. Deanne says:

    I think I need to find that one! (even though the lily beetles and voles have decimated my lilies the last few years) this is gorgeous!

  2. Denise says:

    Deanne, isn’t that color incredible? I grow all my lilies in pots. I know that won’t help you with the lily beetles, but it should keep out the voles. You had such huge stands of lilies!

  3. Grace says:

    Hi Denise. Lovely photo. The lily looks so regal.

  4. Scott Weber says:

    What a beauty…and for the big question…is it scented???

  5. Sue says:

    Now that is a beauty! Red lily leaf beetle is killing us here. I’ve had to give up on most of my lilies and go non organic on what’s left. It’s a shame really.

  6. those lily photos are exquisite. so sharp and rich. wowsa!

  7. ks says:

    Nice one !I grow a boatload of lilies but this color is really unique-most orange lilies are jarring, including the gaudy number I have in my front yard. Is this ‘Seafarer’ ?

  8. ks says:

    Duh.Might have read the post title.

  9. Deanne says:

    Denise, I really need to cage them but I’m wondering how those huge stalks will fare trying to get through the wire? Forgot to mention love the photo with the blue/violet BG behind the lily flower. striking!

  10. Denise says:

    @Grace, regal is the word for these trumpets. Big plants, though. Had to use a rebar stake.
    @Scott, definitely big-time scent!
    @Sue, that really stinks. Seems like the lily beetles took over relatively quickly.
    @Janine, my photos could always be a little sharper! But that color, with the burgundy feathering…
    @Kathy, I was going to do some Bogey/African Queen dialogue but thought I’d keep it simple for once.
    @Deanne, it does need staking, and if the bulb increases one rebar stake won’t be enough. That’s Verbena bonariensis in the background.

  11. Elaine says:

    I really love these pictures of your African Queen. Would it be possible for you to send me more? my friend wants me to paint some on his wall, but i need plenty of different angles, So’s he can pick the pics he likes best. It’s a long time since last year though, maybe you won’t be on here any more?

  12. Denise says:

    Elaine, I’ll check and see if there’s more, but I doubt it. It should be in bloom again soon, fingers crossed, and I’ll try to get some more photos then.

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