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Hello all, I am new to gardening; but having fun and have really become fond of Lilies. We have some beutiful Stargazers that I got my wife for Valentines Day and promptly planted outside. They are doing well (although the flowers have died off, the plants look to be doing well). Id like to plant some more and found some pictures of a really cool looking blue Lily but I cant seem to find bulbs anywhere. Just a pack of seeds on Amazon with REALLY low reviews.

Does anyone know anything about these? What are they called and where can I get them?
 

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Ha , a familiar picture. This is sold as a "hybrid of lily and clematis".
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I'm sorry that dishonest vendors are deceiving inexperienced gardeners. Of course, there are no blue lilies or "rainbow roses".

Although white flowers sometimes paint, adding a special dye to the water for irrigation. You can remember the blue phalaenopsis, which is white actually.
But in this case, I also think that this is photoshop.
 

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Well, thats a shame. Just ruined my weekend :(
Don't let it get you down. There are many great blue flowers, but maybe not quite like that cyan color in your photo. Consider something like Stout Blue-eyed Grass. A small plant in the Iris family with a very showy flower. :)

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I do like the stout blue eye grass. Has a nice tropical look to it. We already have some lilies, ginger, hibiscus, rose and a few others I'm unsure of right now. Plus lots of elephant ear, taro and caladium; so the yard has a very tropical feel to it. It's just all white, red, pink and yellow (and green of course). I'd really like some blue with a tropical look to it.
 

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What about Agapanthus africanus ? Its common names are Lily of the Nile, the African Blue Lily or African Lily.

I have no experience with this plant, so I don't know its requirements. It is not hardy in my zone.:(
From my reading, it is hardy in zones 8 and above. I also read that there are 10 species, they flower in shades of blue and white, so you might have to hunt for the shade of blue you want. (I love blue flowers!)






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Eryngium (blue sea Holly.)
I just checked, will work in your zone. :)
 
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What about Agapanthus africanus ? Its common names are Lily of the Nile, the African Blue Lily or African Lily.

I have no experience with this plant, so I don't know its requirements. It is not hardy in my zone.:(
From my reading, it is hardy in zones 8 and above. I also read that there are 10 species, they flower in shades of blue and white, so you might have to hunt for the shade of blue you want. (I love blue flowers!)






More images here: https://images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=AwrB8pYPJcRYaSUAkckunIlQ?p=Agapanthus+africanus&fr=yhs-mozilla-001&hsimp=yhs-001&hspart=mozilla&fr2=p:s,v:i
That is beautiful! Might have to look for some of those
 
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Ha , a familiar picture. This is sold as a "hybrid of lily and clematis".
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I'm sorry that dishonest vendors are deceiving inexperienced gardeners. Of course, there are no blue lilies or "rainbow roses".

Perhaps you can clarify this. I found clematis, and it is a pretty blue. Is the pictured flower a real thing, or just a photo shop? It almost sounds like you are saying it's just not a lily. ..I'm OK with that. Or im just confused.

Although white flowers sometimes paint, adding a special dye to the water for irrigation. You can remember the blue phalaenopsis, which is white actually.
But in this case, I also think that this is photoshop.
 
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@vette-kid
This is Photoshop. Lily is a bulbous plant. The bulb can never withstand so many colors.
Clematis is a liana. Clematis can be of different colors: blue, white, pink ... they have simple and double flowers, and clematis can have a different flowering period. There are varieties that blossom all summer with a short break. Clematis also needs trellis.

These are not my photos, but so clematis can look in the garden. Or in the background of lilies.

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Also there is a kind of clematis integrifolia. It grows like a bush.
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I did not grow such clematis, but if I'm not mistaken, it blooms for 1 month.
 

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Or in the background of lilies.
I'm taking a chance here, :rolleyes: ;) but do you know, what are the fuchsia-pink lilies :love: on the bottom left of that photo? Just above the row of orange.

They would look stunning with my Stargazers. :love: (y)
 
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I now looked at my catalog, many Asian lilies are very similar. In addition, photos may distort color. :unsure:
For accuracy, it's best to look in the catalog, and then find somebody's photos to see how it looks in the garden. :)
 

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... In addition, photos may distort color. :unsure:
For accuracy, it's best to look in the catalog, and then find somebody's photos to see how it looks in the garden. :)
That's very true. I often take sunset photos, then get disgusted and delete them because the color just never looks the same. :(

Ok, that is a good idea!!
I like the foliage on those lilies also, the way they are compact and straight up.(y)
 
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So I went ahead and ordered some seeds for these "Blue Lilies". There were two vendors on Amazon for them so I ordered one from each. We will do a little experiment and see what pops up, just for fun. For $10 my curiosity gets satisfied and I have a little fun while I'm at it. Ill let you know how it turns out.

In the mean time, I'm starting some Morning Glory (Granpa Ott and some mixed). I don't know if that is going to be a mistake or not as some seem to have trouble controlling it. But then I can think of worse plants to have out of control in your lawn (and I have some!)
 
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Well, round one complete fail. I placed about 20 seeds in the starter trays and after 2 weeks still nothing. From what I have found so far, lilies take a LONG time to germinate from seed. Can anyone confirm that? I found one source that says up to 10 weeks? Seems long. I'm not expecting blue lilies from these, but I am hoping something germinates and would like to see what they are selling.
 
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Well, round one complete fail. I placed about 20 seeds in the starter trays and after 2 weeks still nothing. From what I have found so far, lilies take a LONG time to germinate from seed. Can anyone confirm that? I found one source that says up to 10 weeks? Seems long. I'm not expecting blue lilies from these, but I am hoping something germinates and would like to see what they are selling.
Did those particular seeds ever germinate? I'm curious to see what they were! I saw all too many vendors trying to sell those exact same flowers on my quest to see if they're real :/ and Im wondering if they at least put healthy seeds into their packages!
And how are the morning glories doing?
 

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Think you should find out if there are any specialist lily nurseries and ask them if there are blue lilies at all. A lot of Chinese sellers use photoshop to change the colour the peonies and even though the seeds are cheap, you're effectively wasting your time and money, tender loving care and expectation.
 
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@vette-kid It's best to buy bulbs and scale them and you will end up with tons of bulbs. There are now lilies which are now resistant to red beetles, which is what you want. The last thing you want is to buy plants decimated by beetles and covered with their yucky mess.

Tree lilies are very cheap and just buy the bulbs and scale them. In 2 to 3 months, you will have more than 20 bulblets. Economical and fun. Starglazers are lovely and scented and I have some gorgeous ones. My neighbour, an ex gardener, was impressed with them. Don't bother about seeds. Just scale the bulbs and leave enough for the bulbs to form flowers .. Hope this helps. I have had a lot of fun and bulblets from this method. Seeds might be cheap, but they do take a long time. Best is is ask your friend who has them to get some bulblets on the stem as well. They will grow faster than seeds which might not even germinate.
 

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