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'*Whiskey Creek' - Aurelian Hybrid Lily
Flower Description: 'WHISKEY CREEK' is our newest ‘Limited Edition’ Trumpet/Aurelian from Wyoming hybridizer, Len Sherwin. These pendant, apricot blend five-inch flowers have wonderful green starred hearts, with glossy, sun-bright inner petals trending lighter toward the tips and edges, that are uniquely ruffled - almost like a delicate satin crepe or seersucker.
The dusky green ribs on the back of the blooms heighten the quiet drama of this elegant lily. Though the flowers’ flaring silhouette and silky shimmer could easily be mistaken for that of an Oriental - 'WHISKEY CREEK' is Aurelian through and through; rock hardy in a wide variety of challenging climates and soils including Len's zone 5a climate.
When asked about his selection of name, Len said “Bob, every year when she comes in bloom, I am reminded of a glorious summer’s day spent in a wildflower-studded meadow in the Big Horn Mountains. It is where my favorite trout stream flows, clear, cold water gently tumbling over the mossy rocks filled with magnificent brook trout hiding in the shadows. (Yes, Len is into catch and release). This lily always brings back that feeling of solitude and quiet reflection”.
With its serene ‘Old World’ elegance and bearing, 'WHISKEY CREEK' will greatly enhance any cottage-style garden as well as lend the ultimate star power to impressive bouquets. Light, clean fragrance. July flowering. Grows 3 to 4 feet in Wyoming.
Classification: Trumpet/Aurelian Hybrid Lily Bulb (USDA Zones 5-10, the colder climates of this range require winter mulching)
Bulb Size - Our standard for bulbs of this Trumpet Hybrid Lily Bulb cultivar ranges from 14/16 cm to Exhibition-size» (over 20 cm). Click here for details.
Stock #L6659 - 'Whiskey Creek' - Trumpet Lily Bulb
Wild Lily bulbs making up the genus Lilium belong to the family Liliaceae comprising of approximately 200 genera made up of approximately 2,000 lily species. There are in the neighborhood of 110 to 120 Lilium species depending on whose classification you reference. For the full article, click Knowledge Base