Oases of the golds, pink, gray-salmon and -purple and ruby of Turk’s Cap Lilies

Winterthur, Delaware is the legacy of Henry Francis du Pont and Mt. Cuba in Hockessin, Delaware of the Lammot du Pont Copelands

 

Into the Azalea woods at Winterthur in mid-June,

 

 

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the flowers of hardy Kurume azalea bushes have faded;

Rhododendrons persist but the tree rhododendrons are almost done

 

 

 

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At their feet for the briefest time,  small oases of Turk’s Cap lilies:

martagon lilies  (Eurasia) at Winterthur

and the native lily, Lilium Superbum, at both Winterthur and Mt. Cuba, Delaware. 

They are perennials and flower very briefly in June and July.

 

 

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which the eye picks up first in small oases of pale pink, grey-pink and grey purple, gold, bronze.

 

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Lilium Superbum, native, Winterthur

 

 

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Lilium Superbum, native, at Mt. Cuba, Hockessin, Delaware

 

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2 thoughts on “Oases of the golds, pink, gray-salmon and -purple and ruby of Turk’s Cap Lilies

    1. Where are those mountains, Louis? I hope you see them again. These are among my favourite lilies for their ethereal colours. Sarah

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