Wednesday, June 30, 2010
King of the lilies
Here’s what I see when I look out my bedroom window this week: that’s Lilium ‘Leslie Woodriff’, a lily which will keep green the memory of not only Leslie Woodriff but also of the hybridizer who raised it, Robert Griesbach. If you are looking for an easily grown, reliable and tall lily with a potentially huge inflorescence, this is it.
Two weeks ago this lily had developed sufficiently for me to see that it had Best in Show potential. But that wasn’t meant to be: it was not open in time to exhibit at the show.
It’s now over eight feet high and has several dozen buds.