© Canadian Prairie Lily Society (CPLS) 2017
Canadian Prairie Lily Society
A red asiatic seedling entered at an Annual Lily Show

Lily Culture

On these pages we will introduce you to various lilies and techniques for planting, growing, and maintaining lilies (genus Lilium ) in your garden. Most of these specific gardening techniques are used by members of CPLS. These techniques have appeared in the pages of the CPLS - Newsletter authored by various CPLS members. Hopefully these web pages will encourage you not only to add lilies to your garden but also offer a challenge to begin hybridizing, thus creating lily varieties of your own.

Please note links below are a work in progress as this site

has recently been updated.  Please check back again for

working links as the update progresses.

Planting

Lily Culture: a half century with lilies - by Art Delahey, Canadian Prairie Lily Society Weeds in the Plots - by Art Delahey, CPLS Newsletter #80:2-3 Martagon Lilies - by Allan Daku and Margaret Driver, CPLS Newsletter #84:3-4 Storing Bulbs Over winter? - by Margaret Driver, CPLS Newsletter #91:5-6 Weed Control Trials - by Art Delahey, CPLS Newsletter #91:6 Lilies adapted to growing on heavy soils - by Barbara Adams-Eichendorf , CPLS Newsletter #92: 2-3 The Weed Wars - by Art Delahey , CPLS Newsletter #93: 2-4 Planting and Care For Lilies - by Barbara Adams-Eichendorf , CPLS Newsletter #95:1-2 My Favourite Perennial Companion Plants for Lilies - by Barbara Adams-Eichendorf , CPLS Newsletter #110:5-8

Propagation

In this section we provide some articles regarding how to increase lilies.  A very good resource listing a variety of methods of propagation is found in the book ‘Let’s Grow Lilies’ by Virginia Howie, which is available from our library. Vegetative Reproduction by Art Delahey , CPLS & Riverside Gardens Photos of the Scaling Technique by Art Delahey , Canadian Prairie Lily Society

Hybridizing

In this section the variety of articles provide an insight as to how prairie lily enthusiasts from the early 1950's through to the 1990's have participated in the hybridizing of lilies. Their results, various techniques and suggestions, many stimulating - are all directed at helping those who are involved or would like to try hybridizing - read on! Introduction to Hybridizing Hybrid Seed Germination by Fred Tarlton CPLS Newsletter # 5:2 Adventures of a Prairie Lily Breeder by Ed Robinson CPLS Newsletter # 8:2-4 A Species is not a Clone by Fred Tarlton CPLS Newsletter # 9:3-4 The Quality of Light Required by Percy Wright CPLS Newsletter # 9:4-5 Seeds and Experiments by Herb Sunley CPLS Newsletter # 11:1-2 Ripening Lily Seeds by Fred Tarlton CPLS Newsletter #13:2-3 Germination and Growing of Asiatic Lily Seedlings by Fred Fellner CPLS Newsletter #25:3-6 Lily Seed Production 1981 by Fred Fellner CPLS Newsletter #28:7-8 Growing Lily Seedlings in a Soilless Mix by Fred Fellner CPLS Newsletter #44:4 A Lily of the Canadian Prairies by Jim Sullivan CPLS Newsletter #62:3-5
Demonstrating how deep your bulbs should be
© Canadian Prairie Lily Society (CPLS) 2017
Canadian Prairie Lily Society

Lily Culture

On these pages we will introduce you to various lilies and techniques for planting, growing, and maintaining lilies (genus Lilium ) in your garden. Most of these specific gardening techniques are used by members of CPLS. These techniques have appeared in the pages of the CPLS - Newsletter authored by various CPLS members. Hopefully these web pages will encourage you not only to add lilies to your garden but also offer a challenge to begin hybridizing, thus creating lily varieties of your own.

Please note links

below are a work

in progress as this

site has recently

been updated. 

Please check back

again for working

links as the update

progresses.

Planting

Lily Culture: a half century with lilies - by Art Delahey, Canadian Prairie Lily Society Weeds in the Plots - by Art Delahey, CPLS Newsletter #80:2-3 Martagon Lilies - by Allan Daku and Margaret Driver, CPLS Newsletter #84:3-4 Storing Bulbs Over winter? - by Margaret Driver, CPLS Newsletter #91:5-6 Weed Control Trials - by Art Delahey, CPLS Newsletter #91:6 Lilies adapted to growing on heavy soils - by Barbara Adams-Eichendorf , CPLS Newsletter #92: 2-3 The Weed Wars - by Art Delahey , CPLS Newsletter #93: 2-4 Planting and Care For Lilies - by Barbara Adams- Eichendorf , CPLS Newsletter #95:1-2 My Favourite Perennial Companion Plants for Lilies - by Barbara Adams-Eichendorf , CPLS Newsletter #110:5-8

Propagation

In this section we provide some articles regarding how to increase lilies.  A very good resource listing a variety of methods of propagation is found in the book ‘Let’s Grow Lilies’ by Virginia Howie, which is available from our library. Vegetative Reproduction by Art Delahey , CPLS & Riverside Gardens Photos of the Scaling Technique by Art Delahey , Canadian Prairie Lily Society

Hybridizing

In this section the variety of articles provide an insight as to how prairie lily enthusiasts from the early 1950's through to the 1990's have participated in the hybridizing of lilies. Their results, various techniques and suggestions, many stimulating - are all directed at helping those who are involved or would like to try hybridizing - read on! Introduction to Hybridizing Hybrid Seed Germination by Fred Tarlton CPLS Newsletter # 5:2 Adventures of a Prairie Lily Breeder by Ed Robinson CPLS Newsletter # 8:2-4 A Species is not a Clone by Fred Tarlton CPLS Newsletter # 9:3-4 The Quality of Light Required by Percy Wright CPLS Newsletter # 9:4-5 Seeds and Experiments by Herb Sunley CPLS Newsletter # 11:1-2 Ripening Lily Seeds by Fred Tarlton CPLS Newsletter #13:2-3 Germination and Growing of Asiatic Lily Seedlings by Fred Fellner CPLS Newsletter #25:3-6 Lily Seed Production 1981 by Fred Fellner CPLS Newsletter #28:7-8 Growing Lily Seedlings in a Soilless Mix by Fred Fellner CPLS Newsletter #44:4 A Lily of the Canadian Prairies by Jim Sullivan CPLS Newsletter #62:3-5