‘Hearts of Gold’() is a special selection from our tetraploid trumpet seedlings. Huge-flowered thick-petaled warm white trumpetshave honey gold centers and a more open, flared form. Deliciously fragrant!
3 to 4 feet, July.
‘Tiramisu’() has huge, richly textured flowers of spun-sugar honeysuckle yellow, sprinkled with luscious tangerine whiskers. This hybrid, a backcross of an OT to an Oriental, shows its greater Oriental ancestry with its incredibly fragrant, wide-open bowl-shaped flowers and its very broad, glossy leaves. It appears to be an amazingly sturdy and robust Oriental, but this unique and lovely color combination can only be found here!
4 feet and taller, late July.
- Limited supply -
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.
Tetra! ‘Ortega’ (Johan
Mak) is an absolute show-stopper in the garden! It has
a wonderful inflorescence with perfectly-spaced whipped-cream
white trumpets, slightly flared to reveal
their honey-colored throats, accented with delightful “whiskers.” This
tall, statuesque tetraploid combines strength, elegance,
and garden persistence. Stems will reach 4 to 5 feet
the first year, growing taller and more floriferous with
every passing summer. It reached 8 feet in its second year
in our garden!
Mid to late July.
has golden yellow trumpets with a bronze reverse and the
signature potent, sweet trumpet fragrance.
4 feet and taller,
Tetra! ‘Sinfonia’ () has immense white fragrant trumpet flowers edged in rosy pink, with a deep rose bud. They also have the incredible size, substance and strangth of tetraploids.
3 to 4 feet, July.
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, July.
Lilium henryi is
a virtually indestructible Chinese 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 (more when established), August.
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.
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 feet, late June to early July. Lilium
regale seeds also available!
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!