Tetra!‘Ice Follies’ (LG) has the largest flowers we’ve seen in Trumpets! Gigantic icy white sculpted blooms with green throats have a delicious, refreshing fragrance. These tetraploids have robust stature and terrific substance, and grow taller and more floriforous every year.
4 to 5 feet (first season), early to mid July.
Tetra! ‘Sinfonia’(LG) has immense white fragrant trumpets edged in rosy pink, with a deep rose bud. They also have the incredible size, substance and strength of tetraploids.
3 to 4 feet and taller, early July.
has golden yellow trumpets with a bronze reverse and the
signature potent, sweet trumpet fragrance.
4 feet and taller,
an indomitable classic, with white “sunburst” flowers
with deep orange centers. Selected by Leslie Woodriff
over 50 years ago, it is now in the lily Hall
4 to 5 feet and taller, late July.
Lilium henryi is virtually indestructible,
with delightfully reflexed golden orange
flowers marked with festive papillate
“whiskers.” Its long inflorescence gets
taller with the years and eventually
carries secondary and tertiary buds,
making for a long, long time in bloom.
This is the species that gives the toughest
Orienpets their endurance and their
extra buds! It flourishes in almost any
3 to 6 feet and taller when established.
late July to
Why do we list Lilium henryi with “Trumpet and
Aurelian Lilies?” Hybrids between this species
and Trumpets gave the first “sunburst” hybrids,
named “Aurelians.” We see L. henryi’s
color patterns in the golden colors in trumpet hybrids,
and its form in the later-blooming “sunburst” hybrids
such as ‘Louis XIV’ & ‘White Henryi.’
Lilium regale is a beautiful white trumpet with a pink reverse. Its silvery leaves are lovely even before its regal crown of sweet-scented flowers appears, the first fragrant trumpets in the garden each year!
3 to 4 ft, late June to early July.
Voluntaire Collection includes Trumpet lilies of all colors
and forms: pink, white, yellow and orange. These lilies
are superb in the garden, prized for their long trumpet
flowers and incredibly sweetscent.
4 to 5 feet, July.
What does “tetra” mean?
Tetra is short for “tetraploid,” meaning these lilies have four sets of chromosomes rather than the usual two (one from each lily parent). What’s different about tetras? Stuffing the cells with twice as many chromosomes makes every cell bigger and crisper, creating statuesque plants with amazingly large, substantial flowers. It takes an extra year or two for us to grow these big plants to “mature flowering” size, but the added time and cost to produce these stupendous plants is worth every penny!