Monday, February 2, 2015

That Elusive Blue in Flowers

What makes blue so beautiful...

This is what I think of as a traditional, species lily.  It it a tall plant for the garden.  It has the traditional orange colour with dark spots, the pendant flowers with recurved petals and the delicate hanging, suspended stamens.  This stem in the picture is a Ontario Regional Lily Society show winner from a few years ago, so it is perfection as this lily goes.  I think it is a Lilium Pardalinum.  

This is the second in the series on Blue Lilies, the elusive colour that is missing in the genes of lilies. 

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