Sometimes what you get is not what you thought
About six weeks ago I bought a bunch of plants for a raised bed in a corner of the front yard. This included three Asiatic lilies: two cultivars called ‘White Pixels’ and one called ‘Lollipop’. This is what the label for ‘Lollipop’ looks like:
Compare that to the actual flowers, which just opened up:
The flowers are pretty, no doubt about it.
But they’re not what I wanted. They remind me too much of the orange day lilies (Hemerocallis sp.) that are so common around town. Unfortunately, when you buy a young plant that isn’t in bloom, you have to trust that the labeling is correct. Which in my case it clearly wasn’t.
Luckily, the other two lilies I bought, ‘White Pixels’, were correctly labeled.
This is what the flowers look like:
I don’t know why this cultivar is called ‘White Pixels’ when the pixels are burgundy, but that’s marketing for you.