Saturday, December 03, 2011

Brunello Asiatic Lily



Asiatic Lily

Lilium 'Brunello'

(LIL-ee-um)


This was a cute little flower we saw blooming in New York City last summer. The orange was beautiful and the plants and flowers had formed a large group. While getting this picture together I thought of doing a little research on how Lilies are classified and got a little more than I bargained for. It is a quite complicated system bit lucky there is a Division system that classifies the garden types. Since these are Asiatic they belong in Division 1.


Here are the other divisions:


Martagon hybrids (Division II)

Candidum hybrids (Division III)

American hybrids (Division IV)

Longiflorum hybrids (Division V)

Trumpet lilies (Division VI)

Oriental hybrids (Division VII)

Other hybrids (Division VIII)

Species (Division IX)


Asiatic Lilies are easy to grow. They seem to return each year with abandon. These bulbs are not particular to soil but need good drainage. They can be grown in Northern gardens as they are extremely hardy.

3 comments:

Sizzle and Zoom said...

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beautiful photographs. I glad I found your beautiful blog.

Indrani said...

Lovely capture.

Торгачкин Игорь Петрович / Igor Torgachkin said...

An interesting blog! Good luck!

Greetings from Russia!