Mark, you mentioned lily beetles. Lily leaf beetles have been found in Bellevue, WA -- the first infestation that I've heard of. My son gathered up some from his trumpet lilies for my entomologist friend. In just 2 days they've chomped through most of the foliage he put in the jar! Horrors!
Bellevue, Washington Zone 7-8
I killed more than 30 lily beetles during the last week! And a lot of larvae too >:(
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!
Thanks for identifying the twiner.
Here are a couple more of mine
Lilium tsingtauense,first flowering from a scale I was sent two years ago so only a single flower and well chewed by lily beetles which have been prolific this year
Of my two L. poilanei, one has eight buds this year and the other which is very poor and I am worried may be virused only one. Lots of seedlings from last year have just germinated.
Another form of Lilium papilliferum opened today.
Rick Rodich zone 4a. Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Terrific lilies, Rick and Tony - L. papilliferum is a beautiful colour!
So sorry to hear about lily beetle reaching your area, Claire. They are amazingly destructive and the larvae, particularly, are utterly disgusting things. They first showed up in my yard about 3 years ago and have proliferated, despite my constant lily beetle patrols. (To be any more vigilant, I'd have to quit work and patrol all day... hmmm, I think I could live with that... ;D )
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm
Lilium philadelphicum in the wild, western Minnesota.More photos here: http://nargs.org/smf/index.php?topic=455.msg18807#msg18807
And isn't this interesting...
Lilium lancifolium 'Flore Pleno'
Well, you could give me any of the other ones you've shown, anytime, instead. ;)I think I understand though... gotta try them all! :)
Striking colour Rick, on that papilliferum! Tony, L amoenum is lovely!
Rick, although the double lily is interesting I agree with Lori: I would choose any other if I had to make a choice ;)
a couple more in flower
Lilium bakerianum ssp delavayi