Welcoming European settlers to Minnesota were two lilium species.
Lilium michiganense, the "Michigan Lily" and Lilium philadelphicum
the "Wood Lily". One other species lily has since found a home here
propagated by these early settlers. Lilium lancifolium or "Tiger Lily"
is found in many Minnesota gardens and abandoned homesteads. Later Minnesota gardeners with a passion for lilies created their
own hybrid varieties. The enthusiasm generated by their work was
the basis for the beginning of the North Star Lily Society. We are
proud of the work of Minnesota's lily hybridizing pioneers, and
we are in the process of compiling information about our early and
ongoing lily hybridizing history. We will be continually updating our
site as we acquire more information about Minnesota's lily hybridizers.
Lily Nook - L. philadelphicum
Stiller - L. michiganense
Sautner - 'Dandy Lion'