Lilies, one of the most beloved bulbs for the summer garden, herald the season’s arrival with beautiful blooms at a time when most flowers are still in a holding pattern. Their bright flowers suit all types of gardens, whether classically designed, cottage-style, or contemporary. Lilies are in the genus ‘Lilium’ and grow from bulbs. Some other popular garden plants, such as daylilies and canna lilies, may have the term “lily” in their common name, but they are not lilies at all. There are several hybrid divisions and another division of species of lilies. While definitely not complete, following is a selection of those popular in the South and commonly available to gardeners.