Donna Hay, Plant Sciences research technician and part-time lily breeder, presented the institution with Lilium 'University of Saskatchewan'. This stately Asiatic lily, bred for its white, gold and green colours, is registered with The Royal Horticultural Society in London, England.
The U of S lily is a hardy plant with up-facing flowers, and grows about two-and-a-half feet tall. It blooms in July and is white with a deep blush of gold at the mid-petal. The nectary at the base of the petals is green.
The lily is being propagated by the University of Saskatchewan Plant Sciences department.
Lily bulbs are for sale at the following greenhouses:
Blue Ridge Gardens
In 2007, the lily will grace campus flowerbeds and mark the 100th anniversary of this vibrant institution.