Day: March 3, 2016

The Gorgeous Lily – Beauty, Diversity and Fragrance
Lilium 'Capuchino' or Tango Lily and Asiatic hybrid (Photo by Bill Murray)

Lilium ‘Cappuccino’ or Tango Lily – Asiatic hybrid (Photo by Bill Murray)

There was a time when lilies were rare and difficult to grow. Thanks to Jan de Graaff there are many dependable lily hybrids available today. The Holland native began his first lily experiments in 1938 and produced Enchantment in 1941. Horticulture magazine called it “the most famous hybrid lily of all time.

Today’s guest is David Trinklein, horticulture specialist for University of Missouri Extension. He discusses popular lily hybrids and gives tips on how to add them to your garden.

 

 

Lily: A Symbol of Life

Lilium Dizzy - Oriental Hybrid (Photo by Bill Murray)

Lilium Dizzy – Oriental Hybrid (Photo by Bill Murray)

Lilium African Queen - Aurelian hybrid or Trumpet Lily (Photo by Thorkild Poulsen)

Lilium African Queen – Aurelian hybrid or Trumpet Lily (Photo by Thorkild Poulsen)