If you’ve ever dreamed of finding a rainbow lily, Comanche is it! This prolific Marliac hybrid appears to be apricot colored when it first opens; the next day, it’s a coppery red with canary yellow outer petals. Add to the persimmon stamens and leaves which change from plum to chocolate speckled green and you’ve found that rainbow. Adaptable to any size planting containers, Comanche will adjust to semi-shade, too.
During the blooming season, the blossoms miraculously change a warm chrome yellow color to a deep orange then to a copper red. Set off by foliage of a rich bronze green stained with dark brown on the upper surface and reddish brown on the underside, the warm colored blossoms stand rigidly tall. This hardy hybrid grows well in small and medium ponds.
|Paul Hariot |
Another changeling, Paul Hariot opens as a canary blossom, gradually becoming a scarlet gem as it matures. Crimson spotted emerald green leaves serve as a backdrop for the cup shaped flowers, which rise high above the water’s surface. The fragrant blooms are excellent for indoor arrangements. Paul Hariot can be planted in semi-shaded areas.
Developed a century ago by the French hybridizer Marliac, the crimson-vermilion blossoms with orange-yellow centers are a salute to an era gone by. Robinsoni flourishes in shallow water and is best suited for medium sized ponds.
Aurora is a miniature hardy sunset lily and is one of the few miniature lilies with a beautiful flower that starts a yellow pink and adds more, red every day of the bloom until it is a unique reddish sunset color. It is also one of the few miniatures that loves to bloom. Leaves are a dark emerald green to red color, very condensed and does not produce a lot of leaves. It actually lets you look down into the crown of the lily, an unusual experience in pond culture. This is a lily for a very small pond to tub garden.