After a 3-year break, Lily League is back and has a new number 1. OT-hybrid ‘Touchstone’ is been chosen as most popular lily variety of this moment. Zambesi, also an OT-hybrid and number one of Lily League edition 2018, and Diantha, a double-flowered Oriental, are this year’s number 2 and 3.
The Lily League, ranking the 50 most popular lily varieties, was put on hold, as Covid-19 cancelled the Dutch Lily Days in 2020 and 2021. The beauty and scent of lilies should be experienced physically, says the initiator of the Lily League. This year, the 10th edition of the Dutch Lily Days could finally take place. Visitors were asked to vote for their 5 favorite lilies, but for those who were not able to visit the Dutch Lily Days, votes could also be casted online.
Beauty and useability
Thanks to a mix of growers, traders, florists and other “lily users” all over the world, the ranking is based on beauty and useability from multiple perspectives. This finally leads to a list that represents the 50 most popular varieties in the international lily industry. The top 50 is presented on a beautiful poster, that can be acquire via Onings Holland.