Photo Gallery of Wild Lilies
The forerunner of all of today's modern hybrids, Lilium species can be found in diverse areas, from sandy beaches of Japan or mountain ranges of China, to swampy bog areas of the eastern USA. We offer the most commonly grown species, easily adaptable to your garden. Most are grown the same as any other hybrid lily, with only a slight variance of soil or watering requirement. Special needs are indicated within the descriptions.
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. A journey back to the lily species that made your hybrid bulbs will lead you across the entire Northern Hemisphere. (Click on photo to learn more.)
A pictorial behind the scenes look at hybridizing of the Trumpet genre.