Saturday, August 22, 2009

Dwarf Asiatic Lily

Dwarf Asiatic Lily
Lilium 'Buff Pixie'

This picture is from June 1st when this Lily was blooming in Connecticut. I bought it last fall with a lot of other different Lilies without knowing anything about it other than it was short. The idea of having an Asiatic Lily that didn’t need staking and had a compact habit was very appealing and the color matched the customer’s range of tones.

One bummer was the flowers do not have a fragrance. On the upside was that the flowers are upward facing and normal sized. You don’t have to deal with an ugly looking tall stalk after they bloom. The ‘Pixie’ series was originally bred for container growing but they work well in the garden. Mine were planted in the perennial border, close to the front and that worked out well.

Yesterday a huge line of thundershowers moved through this area. We had about three quarters of an inch of rain in 10 minutes. I am surprised there wasn’t more damage but I did notice a lot of flash type flooding. I have to go and check a few gardens to see if anything happened. Hopefully the rain got absorbed without out too much runoff.


Hocking Hills Gardener said...

The dwarf is such a pretty one, it is too bad it does not have a fragrance. Beautiful picture!

SandyCarlson said...

Sure wouldn't mind a few more June days. Beautiful flower. I like that color very much.

Janet said...

Very pretty pale apricot color lily.
(We just got home from an afternoon out--- 4 inches of rain in about 30 mintues!!! tons of flooding)

Grace Olsson said...

great shot....thanks for your commment last sunday