Lily Leaf Beetle
Unfortunately, the Red Lily Leaf Beetle (Lilioceris lilii) has been found to overwinter in Alberta, with most confirmed sitings in the Calgary region. As of 2012, there are at least five confirmed infestations in the City of Edmonton, and one west of Stony Plain.
Find out more information from these sites and learn to identify and control this most devastating lilium pest.
ARLS Publication on the Red Lily Beetle – published April 2009
Some great regional information on the lily beetle – an informative article by Lynnette Westfall – Plantlilies.com
Royal Horticultural Society – Lily Beetle Project
SaskPower Shand Greenhouse
University of Guelph
Pest Diagnostic Clinic
University of Massachusettes
They also have a downloadable PDF fact sheet about the Lily Leaf Beetle, Courtesy of URI Extension: Lily Leaf Beetle Fact Sheet
Garden Web Lily Beetle Fact Sheet
Lily Societies and Groups
North American Lily Society
Really into lilies? The North American Lily Society (NALS) is the parent society of the Alberta Regional Lily Society. NALS membership benefits include a yearbook, quarterly bulletins, and other publications. Runs an amazing, comprehensive world-wide lily seed exchange.
Canadian Prairie Lily Society
Founded in 1967, the CPLS serves Saskatchewan.
Manitoba Regional Lily Society
The friendly MRLS serves lily enthusiasts in Manitoba.
Pacific Northwest Lily Society
Serves Alaska, far western Canada, Washington, Idaho and Oregon.
South Saskatchewan Lily Society
SSLS serves southern Saskatchewan.
Species Lily Preservation Group
SLPG is the only group in the world entirely dedicated to species lilies.
Members are able to order species bulbs from the SLPG fall bulb sale.
Victoria Lily Society
VLS serves the Greater Victoria, British Columbia region. Victoria is hosting the NALS 2008 Show.
Lily Cultural Information and Photos
Various lily informational reference sites
HortiPlex Plant Database – Lilium information (search results, so content may vary).
Jaap van Tuyl
Lily breeding information with lots on genetics.
Lilium in wikipedia
Personal website of a local lily fancier.
Lily Net Page
Lots of useful and interesting lily information organized and gathered by Walter Britton of BC.
On-line Lily Register
RHS Online Lily Registry searchable format.
Royal Horticultural Society Lily Group
The RHS is the International Registration Authority for lilies, and publishes a Register of cultivar names used in the genus. Regular supplements are published to update the Register.
Tulip Breaking Virus
Lily-related Discussion Forums
Cold Zone Gardens
Jim Sullivan recently named his black-red Asiatic “In the Zone” after this group! Lilies are often the topic of discussion in the ‘Zone due to their huge popularity amongst prairie gardeners, but other perennial plants and gardening tips for gardening in zone’s 2-4 are also welcome.
A Yahoo lily forum devoted to explore all aspects of growing, hybridizing, and propagating Oriental, Asiatic, trumpet, martagon, and species lilies and their hybrids.
Pacific Bulb Society
The Pacific Bulb Society (PBS) for the benefit of people who garden with bulbs that will grow outdoors on the Pacific Rim; from Alaska to South America, and from Russia to Australia. This includes both cold hardy and tender bulbs, and all the bulbs in between. Pacific Bulb Society wiki
PBS wiki – look for Lilium under “Photographs And Information”.
Commercial Suppliers of Lily Bulbs and/or Seeds in Alberta
Bob Yaremko and Parkland Perennials have been supplying quality plants to North American gardeners since 1992. We test all material for hardiness to zone 2 by growing it ourselves and are proud of our plant material.
Valley K Greenhouses
Hooked on lilies? Our selection includes over 900 unique varieties of prairie hardy lilies. Excellent photo gallery and information on our pioneers of lily hybridizing!
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