Sunday, August 8, 2010
Oriental Lilies Distant Drum and Davyd
I paid a couple of dollars for this lily from B and D Lilies and took part on their research on how this lily perform in different gardens across the US. This picture is taken just a few minutes ago prior to writing this post. I planted this lily in a spot where it receives about 3.5 hours sunshine, from around 9 AM-12:30 PM as they recommend afternoon shade.
The bulb that I got is on the small side so I did not expect to get a lot of blooms. I am lucky I got two buds from it. Anyway, comparing these pics on B and D's site , they are very different from each other.
Davyd, described as fluffier than 'Miss Lucy' (I think it is the first double flowered Oriental.) in terms of blooms. I never get to see that "fluffier bloom". The growing condition is similar to Distant Drum. I planted them one foot apart from each other. Click here for Davyd pic.
I am not going to try another double flowered Oriental in my garden. I will stick to OTs and other lilies on different divisions.
The above pics will be send to B and D lilies for their research.