Growing Lilies in Iowa and neighboring states since 1973


















































































































ORIENPETS (OT)   Oriental x Trumpet/Aurelian      Sometimes called "Lily Trees"    Tough and 4-8foot tall with big scented blooms!   Sun or shade    Bloom in July













LA     Longiflorum x Asiatic    Fast growing and hardy!      Sometimes a light scent       Sun or shade               Blooms in late June to mid July in Iowa













LO   Longiflorum x Oriental    Big blooms with delightful scents!  Dappled sun or afternoon shade   plus protected area and mulch well Bloom in July in Iowa














Asiapet   Trumpet x Asiatic  Interesting newer cross with light scent   Prefers full sun   Blooms in July in Iowa












Longipet   Longiflorum x Trumpet     


























Martasians    Martagon x Asiatic  The newest special cross in  Division VIII created by David Sims  Asiatic foliage with martagon blooms for shade gardens!
True Lily bulbs (lillium) are grown from segmented lily bulbs with leaves alternating up a stem.
The blooms are at the top of the stem. Lilies can bloom as early as late May and as late as late August.
Some lilies like full sun while others prefer part shade. Height ranges from 18" to 9 foot tall.     
Trinidad 1a
(upfacing)
Black Eyed Cindy 1b
Satin Slippers  1c
(downfacing)
Olina  1a
Speckled Tango Lily
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Fata Morgana 1a
Double Lily
Claude Shride
Early Bird
Pink Attraction
Pink Taurade
Raspberry Delight
Terrace City
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African Queen
Moonlight
El Flame
Louise
Casa Blanca
Pink Pearl
Fellowship
Early Rose - double
Color Parade
Lake Tulare   
Courtesy of Dr. Brian Bergman
Black Beauty
American Heritage
Anastasia
Scherazade
Satisfaction
Conca D'Or
Foggy Morning
Courtesy of Joe Nemmer
Bellmaid
Courtesy of Joe Nemmer
Brigadoon aka Kiss Me Kate
Suncrest
Royal Sunset
Cecil -    Tango
Pink Heaven
Miyabi
Triumphator
Seafarer
Champagne
Henry's Surprise  1b
Mrs. RO Backhouse
Star Fighter
L. lancifolium
L. martagon
L. regale
L. speciosum rubrum
L. speciosum album
L. Nepalense
Grown by Sue Williams
L. lancifolium flore pleno
L. pumilum
L. henryi citrinum
L. martagon album
L. lancifolium flaviflorum
Robina
Easter Morn
Easter Charm
Sunny Crown
Seedlings Hybridized by David Sims.
Not available to the public yet.
Silky Belles
Kaviri
El Condor
Gizmo
Chiara
L. michiganense
L. pardilinum
L. henryi
L. regale album
Pink Perfection
Join our Lily Society to
learn more about growing
and judging True Lilies!
Brushmarks & spots
Div. 1 - The Asiatic Hybrids - includes hybrids of Asian species that include almost every color of the rainbow! Asiatic Lilies are tough, long-living lilies and   grow 18"
-72" foot tall in sunny areas of the garden. The variety of shapes and orientations add a special dimension to any garden. Easy to grow and multiply well in Iowa..
Div. 2 - The Martagon Hybrids – includes species found in the Balkan countries of Southern Europe. They are usually 4-6 foot tall with downfacing and reflexed petals.
Martagons bloom early (in June) and are long-lived. Be sure to mulch well in the winter.  Perfect for a shade garden!   Bloom in early to late June in Iowa.
Div. 3 - The Euro-Causian Hybrids – includes hybrids of L candidum, L chalcedonicum, L monadelphum, and other related European species, but excluding L Martagon.
Seedling
Courtesy of David Sims
Div. 4 - The North American Hybrids – includes hybrids of the many lilies native to North America. If you live on the West Coast, you perhaps are familiar with L. L. grayi,
L. michauxii, L. catesbaei and L. iridollae and other relatedAmerican species. This division includes very few entries and they are not generally available.
Milden Red Ball
Div. 5 - The L. longiflorum and L. formosanum Hybrids – our potted Easter Lily. Not very hardy in our Iowa winters, but can sometimes survive in a very sheltered part
of your Iowa garden with  afternoon shade and mulched well in the winter. Strong perfume fragance.
Div. 6 -  The Trumpet and Aurelian Hybrids - The Trumpets feature big fragrant blooms. It is usually best stake the tall stems. The Aurelians feature down-facing,
recurved blooms on sturdy tall stalks. Both prefer full sun in  your garden. Mulch well to protect from Iowa winters. Most Trumpets currently available are "strains" that may
look very different from the registered clone. Bloom late June to July.
Lady Alice
Playtime
Div. 7 - The Oriental  Hybrids – the species came from Japananese islands. Beautiful large blooms and incredible scents!  The “glamour girls” of the lily world, and the
easy to grow. They love sun in the morning and shade in the afternoon. Mulch well in the winter, Orientals have a shorter life span than most lilies. Bloom late July to August
Div. 8 - The Interdivisional  Hybrids- Special cross hybridizing between different lily divisions using embryo-rescue techniques. These Lilies multiply true to cross.
The LAs &LOs tolerate part-shade and present an entire bouquet at the top of their strong stems. The Asiapets, LOs,  Longipets, OAs, Martasians and other new crosses.
Samur
Red Alert
Frankenmadel
Firey Belles
Yellow Power
Red Power
Morning  After
Div. 9 – The species (or wild) lilies as they grow throughout the world. One seen in growing wild in our area is Lilium michiganense. The species lilies can be a challenge
for the more experienced Lily grower. Most prefer sun or dappled shade.  All species grown in Iowa by Wanda Lunn unless noted.
L. lechtilini
L.longiflorum x L. lankongense
Fragrant & lovely form! Each bloom has
different speckled pattern. Needs part
shade & mulching to thrive in Iowa.
HUGE 10" blooms & unusual lime green color w/
maroon center! Not winter hardy but worth growing!
Royal Lace
Lankon