Trumpet lily ‘African Queen’ this morning.
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!
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!
Hi Denise. Lovely photo. The lily looks so regal.
What a beauty…and for the big question…is it scented???
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.
those lily photos are exquisite. so sharp and rich. wowsa!
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’ ?
Duh.Might have read the post title.
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!
@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.
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?
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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