Once upon a summer’s day, while walking about in the ever charming St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, I stumbled across this sumptuous crimson tree lily. It literally stopped me in my tracks. It was tall and absolutely stunning. Regal and proud. Fragrant. A real show stopper.
Now anyone who knows me knows that I absolutely love to paint lilies! There have been many in my painting career. And there will certainly be many more.
With the aid of my friend Google, I did the research to identify her and perhaps locate where I may purchase one for our garden at home (and how to deer proof around it). I am seriously considering tying to grow one in a container on our up high deck. Has anyone out there ever grown lilies in pots? If so...some advice would be welcome.
Check out what I found:
We believe this to be the very BEST hybrid not only ever created by Washington State hybridizer, Mr. LeVern Friemann, but of all time, anywhere in the world. Deep maroon-red color front and back, blending to bright violet on petal/sepal tips. ....Blooms are very sun fast, a fantastic addition to the lily world, and certainly the reddest Tetraploid Oriental lily ever to be released. Grows 5 to 6 feet tall in full sun for us, expect taller stems under glass, or in light shade. Late July, early August flowering.
Fabulous lily of crimson red with purple stripes from the base and lightly spotted, just a hint of silver on the edge of the petals. Plants are tall and robust
Sumptuous crimson -maroon flowers
Rich, cherry-red petals with dark, almost black stripes and speckles are delicately outlined in bright white.