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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 8:03 pm    Post subject: Lily 'Stargazer' (Pink Star - not Stargazer) Reply with quote

I planted a Stargazer last year. It had pink flowers then. When the lily reappeared this year all the flowers were orange. Why did this happen? Is it a bit like when hydrangea's turning blue in certain soils?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, never heard of that happening before. Are you sure there were not two bulbs in the pot. One (pink) may have died due to rotting in damp soil, the other (orange) then may have had a chance to succeed.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 1:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Lily 'Stargazer' Reply with quote

MargeSimpson wrote:
Is it a bit like when hydrangea's turning blue in certain soils?


It could be, but a change from pink to orange is very dramatic.
Your Lily 'Stargazer' likes a neutral to acid soil, maybe the soil you planted it into was particularly alkaline (limey).
This may have caused a colour change, but would it have caused as dramatic a change.

For all members wondering about soil PH eg acid, alkaline, sweet, sour etc....
I will be creating a sticky topic on the subject shortly, so stay tuned.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I managed to find the correct label for this lily. It is Scented Lily 'Pink Star'.
It ain't Pink anymore!! Shocked The flowers were definitely orange this year.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pink is soooo last year.
All the plants are wearing orange for this seasons collection.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Pink is soooo last year.


Beat me too it, Great minds and fools and all that. Maybe marge was wearing pink tented glasses last year? Laughing
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