All bulbs for fall 2016 are SOLD OUT. Order for NEXT fall in January.

WHY GROW LILIES? — Lilies bring height, fragrance, and drama to the summer garden, and most are long-lived perennials.

LILY HISTORY — Minoan wall paintings from 1600 BC show Lilium chalcedonicum, and the Romans carried herbal L. candidum throughout their empire. Learn more.

TIPS FOR SUCCESS — Most lilies like their heads in the sun and feet in the shade. To learn more — including how to protect from animalsclick here.

OTHER “LILIES” — Many flowers are called lilies that aren’t. For a list of 250, click here.

LUSCIOUS LILIES        Sampler

Enrich your summer garden with the lush color, fragrance, and drama of heirloom lilies! We’ll send 5 easy-to-grow classics including our all-time customer favorite ‘Black Beauty’. For zones 5a-7b(9bWC) only. Lily care.

For 2, 3, or more of each variety, order additional samplers.

COF-29 1/$22.50 2/$43.50 3/$61.50 4/$79.50 5/$97 SOLD OUT
AFRICAN QUEEN, 1958        
It’s not just an immortal movie, it’s a fabulous lily, too! Chocolate-bronze buds on tall, strong stems open to big, summery, amber-orange-copper trumpets that are swooningly fragrant. Vigorous and adaptable in all sorts of gardens, 5-6 feet, mid-summer blooming, zones 5a-8b(10bWC), from Holland. Chart and care.
LL-35 3/$15.50 5/$24.50 10/$46 25/$105 50/$194 SOLD OUT
BLACK BEAUTY, 1957        
Though absolutely gorgeous – with 15-40 turk’s-cap flowers of dark raspberry narrowly edged with silver – ‘Black Beauty’ is even more prized for its wonderful vigor and long life in all sorts of gardens. In fact, you’ll often hear it called “indestructible.” (It’s even lily-beetle resistant, researchers say.) The first lily voted into the NALS Hall of Fame and one of our customers’ favorites year after year, it’s one of the 20th century’s very best. Sturdy 5-7 foot stems, mid-summer, zones 5a-8a(10bWC), from Holland. View a five-year-old clump in front of our barn. Learn more. Chart and care.
LL-11 3/$14 5/$22 10/$41.50 25/$95 50/$175 SOLD OUT
L. pumilum, CORAL LILY, 1812        

After our catalog was printed, we learned that this great little lily will be harvested so late this year that we can offer it for spring delivery only.

You’ll find it now in our Spring Diverse Others section.

L. formosanum, FORMOSA LILY, 1918        
This easy, heat-loving beauty looks like a very tall, very slender Easter lily and smells even better. With up to 12 narrow trumpets atop 5-7 foot stalks, it arrived in 1880 from Taiwan (where it’s now endangered), but didn’t catch on until re-introduced by E.H. Wilson in 1918. Some say it’s hardy in zone 5, but we guarantee it for 6b-9b(10bWC) only. In the right spot it self-sows happily and can bloom from seed its first year. Late summer, grown for us in Georgia. Chart and care.
LL-28 1/$13.50 3/$37 5/$58 10/$108 25/$243 SOLD OUT
L. auratum platyphyllum, GOLD BAND LILY, 1862        
This voluptuous Japanese wildflower was the “Queen of Lilies” in late Victorian gardens and stars in John Singer Sargent’s famous painting Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose. Its broad, open, luxuriously fragrant flowers are white with gold stripes and often cinnamon sprinkles. It prefers a cool spot with bright but filtered sun and requires acid soil to return well. Oriental, 2½-3’, mid-late summer blooming, zones 5a-7b(9bWC), from Holland. Chart and care.
LL-01 3/$14 5/$22 10/$41.50 25/$94.50 50/$175 SOLD OUT
GOLDEN SPLENDOR, 1957        
The richly fragrant trumpets of this tall, mid-century classic are golden yellow (duh!) shaded with bronze. Lily expert Ed McRae praised its “great vigor and breath-taking beauty,” and Michael Pollan in his modern classic Second Nature tells of planting it near purple Clematis jackmanii and discovering happily that “the two plants’ colors and temperaments do indeed rhyme.” Aurelian, 5-6’, mid-summer blooming, zones 5a-8b(10bWC), from Holland. Chart and care.
LL-16 3/$15 5/$24 10/$44.50 25/$101 50/$188 SOLD OUT
GUINEA GOLD, 1940        
This exquisite lily produces dozens of small, martagon-like flowers of gold blushed with pink and dotted with maroon. It was bred by the great Frank Skinner who introduced over 300 roses, lilacs, lilies, and more from his home in zone-2 Manitoba. Happiest in light shade, it never needs staking and is much more vigorous than its parents, L. martagon and L. hansonii. 4-5 feet, zones 3a-7b(8bWC), from Holland. Chart and care.
LL-42 1/$11 3/$30 5/$47.50 10/$88 25/$198 SOLD OUT
L. henryi, HENRY’S LILY, 1889        

After our catalog was printed, we learned that this graceful, easy to grow lily will be harvested so late this year that we can offer it for spring delivery only.

You’ll find it now in our Spring Diverse Others section.

L. candidum, MADONNA LILY, 1600 BC        
The most historic lily of all, this ravishingly fragrant, dazzlingly simple flower is pictured on Minoan pottery from 1600 BC and in countless paintings of the Virgin Mary. Roman, medieval, and colonial gardeners grew it for its herbal powers, calling it simply “the white lily.” It does best in well drained, neutral-to-alkaline soil that’s a bit dry in the summer, with winters that aren’t too hard on its evergreen leaves. 3 feet, zones 6a-7b(9bWC), from Holland. Chart and care.
LL-39 1/$11.50 3/$31.50 5/$49.50 10/$92 25/$207 SOLD OUT
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