‘Hearts of Gold’() Strain includes our best white tetraploid trumpets. Huge-flowered thick-petaled warm white trumpetshave honey gold centers and a more open, flared form. Deliciously fragrant!
3 to 4 feet, July.
Tetra!‘Ice Follies’ () 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.
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.
‘Indian Summer’ is
one of our favorite hybrids from Johan Mak, Sr., and it is an outstanding and amazingly vigorous lily. Its tall stems are a beacon in the garden, illuminated with big, nodding, broad-petalled flowers of luminous yellow. Superlative in the garden, it fills the late summer niche and flourishes even with all the heat and drought that late summer can bring.
3 to 5 feet and eventually taller,
late July to early August.
Lilium henryi is
a virtually indestructible lily, with smaller,
reflexed, golden orange flowers with festive papillate “whiskers.” Cheerfully adapts to almost any garden conditions, including alkaline soils and hot summers!
3 to 6 feet and more (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.’
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!