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The Lily Group is the oldest of the RHS plant groups of the Royal Horticultural Society and is based in London, UK. Formed as a Committee in 1931 and as a Group in 1932, we celebrated our seventy fifth anniversary in 2007.

Lilium is a genus of herbaceous flowering plants growing from bulbs. Most species are native to the temperate northern hemisphere. They comprise a genus of about 110 species in the lily family (Liliaceae). They are important as large showy flowering garden plants. Additionally, they are important culturally and in literature in much of the world. Some species are sometimes grown or harvested for the edible bulbs. The species in this genus are the true lilies. Many plants exist with "lily" in their name, some of which are quite unrelated to the true lilies.

An extract from the latest Newsletter
Since 1999, when I began growing lilies, I have grown over 70 different species, often in the past photographing bulbs for my own archives, and interest. I had therefore built up quite a collection of close to 50 different species Lilium bulbs, with some that I had not been able to photograph before they died. These images formed the basis of the project.

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Pollen Exchange
Members are asked to think seriously about Pollen Exchange in order to increase the setting of seed in reluctant or 'sterile' Lilies thereby increasing the conservation and production of species and interesting hybrids.
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Lily image Lily image From the RHS Lily Group Newsletter

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