Variegated leaf something-or-other

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Lori S.
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Variegated leaf something-or-other

I planted something here but apparently failed (again!) to note the name... looks interesting. I don't recall planting Erythronium there... ? Trillium? Any ideas? Thanks.

Mark McD
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Skulski wrote:

I planted something here but apparently failed (again!) to note the name... looks interesting.  I don't recall planting Erythronium there... ?  Trillium?  Any ideas?  Thanks.

Could it be a lily?  Sort of looks like photos I saw on this thread:http://nargs.org/smf/index.php?topic=274.msg9265#msg9265

Mark McDonough Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5 antennaria at aol.com  

Lori S.
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Ackkk!  You're right!  I thought all the martagons were present and accounted for, but, now poring over my map again, I see I planted Lilium tsingtauense there in '09... and so that must be it.  :rolleyes:  Thank you very much!

Lori Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3 -30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

RickR
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Yes, that should be what it is, Lori, or something closely related.  The variegation pattern is typical, although its intensity varies within the species, and it always fades as the leaves age.  You'll know if it is the true L. tsingtauense if the flowers are completely upright.  I have some seedlings coming of martagon x tsingtauense hybrid, hoping to breed some of that variegation and leaf ruffling into a better flowering hybrid.  You never know: although no one else seems to have been, I might get lucky...

A natural L. tsingtauense hybrid

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Mark McD
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wiggly star bursts... I like it!

Mark McDonough Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5 antennaria at aol.com  

Lori S.
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Thanks, Rick.Wow, neat foliage on that hybrid!

Lori Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3 -30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

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