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Photo by Wendy Bridgewater of Waitsfield, Vermont in friend's garden. Wendy reported, the "Gold Band" Lilies were definitely, "spectacular".
Lilium auratum, and hybrids, do best when planted in areas of cool summer temperatures and well-drained soil. You may plant in full sun in coastal areas, but provide afternoon shade in hot, interior climates.
Wild Lily bulbs making up the genus Lilium belong to the family Liliaceae comprising of approximately 200 genera made up of approximately 2,000 lily species. There are in the neighborhood of 110 to 120 Lilium species depending on whose classification you reference. For the full article, click Knowledge Base