Tag: ‘Conca d’Or’ Lilies

Lily ‘Conca d’Or’

‘Conca d’Or’ is a magnificent Lily. It is one of a class of hybrids known as “Orienpets”, created by crossing Trumpet and Oriental Lilies.

Let the Oriental Trumpets Sound

Our Conca d’Or Lilies are blooming now. These are Oriental-Trumpet hybrids, also known as OT or Orienpet Lilies. I don’t like either of those names. Orienpet sounds too much like chiapet (“ch-ch-ch-chia!”). And when I hear OT I always think of “overtime”. Overtime Lilies would require time-and-a-half pay, double for holidays. So for me it’s …

Some 2018 Garden Highlights: Summer Breeze

Today is New Year’s Day. While a patchy blanket of snow lies on the ground outside, it seems a good moment to look through some favorite photos of our garden in summer.

The Sumptuous Orienpet Hybrid Lily

The other day got off to a fine start when I opened the front door to find that the my ‘Conca d’Or’ Lilies had bloomed.

Lilies, Freckles, Trumpets, and Chia Pets

My ‘Conca d’Or’ Orienpet Lilies are in bloom, creating a deeply luxurious sensory overload. The fragrance, which can be detected from about six feet away, is deliciously sweet but not heavy. I planted these lilies near the sidewalk, and passersby close their eyes as they are momentarily enveloped by the scent. The flowers themselves are …