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. POTOMAC LILY SOCIETY NEWSLETTER .
Volume XXXVI No 3 September 2006
OFFICERS
President 
Harlin Turner 
703-713-0138 
harlinturn@aol.com 
Vice President 
Sam Wyatt 
703-726-3031 
samwyatt@earthlink.net 
Secretary 
Tricia Kincheloe 
703-273-5508 
trixielee29@cs.com 
Treasurer 
John Roe 
703-534-6569 
jroeboat@msn.com 
Membership Secretary 
Jim McKenney
301-770-1867 
jimmckenney@starpower.net
DIRECTORS
Kathy Digges
Dolores Felch
Rachel Hollis
Kathleen Hoxie
John Lydon
Jim McKenney
Mary Queitzsch
John Rountree
Carolyn Scott
Muriel Turner
Dave Willmore
NEWSLETTER EDITOR 
John Lydon 
301-595-1066 
j.lydon@verizon.net 
President’s Message by Harlin Turner 
Another summer has finished.  Our thoughts turn to new 
and exciting  things especially the new lily bulbs being 
offered.  
Enclosed within this newsletter you will find the results of 
our annual show held June 17 & 18 at Brookside Gardens 
--- Congratulation to all.  Next, our fall meeting  which is an 
annual Picnic along with the bulb exchange.  The details of 
the  Picnic are enclosed within the newsletter.  The only 
decision you have to  make is what buffet dish you are 
bring with you to the Picnic.  Those attending need inform 
Jack so he can prepare for the event. The Directors will 
have a meeting at 12:30 PM, which will be followed by a 
social hour, the Picnic, and then the Sale and Auction. 
Included in this newsletter is your bulb order with 
descriptions of the new bulbs being offered.  Get your 
order in early to be assured of your first choices. 
Jim McKenney, our membership chairman, has done a 
really outstanding job on providing a website which is filled 
with everything our Society does,  including some of the 
really great fun things.  Everyone have a look see,  its 
great!  Let Jim know how you would like to use our new 
web site. www.potomaclilysociety.org 
See you at the Picnic 
Thanks a million, 
Harlin 
In this issue of the PLS Newsletter
.. 45th PLS Show Results ..
.. The Group Bulb Order ..
.. Fall Picnic and Auction ..
.. Announcement of the PLS Web site ..

. 2 POTOMAC LILY SOCIETY NEWSLETTER .
PLS 45th Annual Show 
Our 45th Annual Show was held June 17 & 18 at Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD. Thanks 
go to the those who judged the exhibits and to the members who assisted the Judges and tabulated 
the results. Special thanks go to those who served as Hostess and/or Host while the show was open 
to the public and to the judges who took the time travel to our show and evaluate the exhibits. 
With 66 Horticultural and 20 Design entries, there were 7 “Best” awards and 29 Blue Ribbons 
awarded. The awards were as follows: 
MAJOR AWARDS: 
Best In Show Katinka Dave Willmore 
Best Asiatic Hybrid Katinka Dave Willmore 
Best Seedling In Sec. D Ron Chiabotta 
Best Species L. Davidii Mary Queitzsch 
Best Interdivisional Hybrid Aladdin’s Sun Woods Winants 
Best Novice Entry Aladdin’s Sun Woods Winants 
Best Design Award “Renewal” Dolores Felch 
OTHER BLUE RIBBON AWARDS
Horticultural Exhibits Section FSection A Class 58 
Class 1 Unknown David Willmore 
Avonlea Russ Wagner Section IVirginia Mary Queitzsch Class 61 
Class 2 Algrave Ron Chiabotta 
Iowa Rose Mary Queitzsch Blackart Marianne Casey 
Kite Ron Chiabotta Dream Marianne Casey 
Class 3 Fangio Ron Chiabotta 
Doeskin Tricia Kincheloe First Crown Marianne Casey 
Class 14 Lime Ice Patricia Falcon 
Aladdin’s Fire Ron Chiabotta Proud Mary Tricia Kincheloe 
Samur Rachel Hollis Stargazer Deneen Wilson 
Silky Bells Vicki Bowen Unknown John & Martina Lydon 
Section B 
Class 15 Design Exhibits 
Lafira Marianne Casey Section K 
Top Notch Rachel Hollis Class 64 “Finesse” Carol Carte 
Unknown Dave Willmore Class 67 “Tranquility” Estelle 
Class 28 Woodcock 
Unknown Ann Radcliff Class 65 “Enchantment” Shirley Nicolai 
Class 68 “Renewal” Dolores Felch 
Class 66 “Perspective” Muriel Turner 
The PLS Bulb Order is a great time to pay your dues if you are in the last year of your 
membership payment. Just add $4.00 to your order in the space provided on the form for 
membership payment. Check your mailing label for the last year that your dues are paid. 

. POTOMAC LILY SOCIETY NEWSLETTER 3 .
ANNUAL PICNIC AND BULB EXCHANGE 
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2006 
At the home of John E. Roe
5801 N 36th Street
Arlington, VA 22207-1308
703-534-6569; jroeboat@msn.com
Our annual picnic and bulb exchange will be held on Sunday, October 15, 2006 at the home of 
our treasurer and bulb order chairman, John Roe, 5801 N. 36th Street, Arlington. The picnic will 
this year return to its longtime potluck buffet format. Please call John at (703) 534-6569 to let 
him know who is coming and what type of food you plan to bring for the buffet picnic – salad, 
main course or desert. Beverages and place settings will be provided. The picnic will go on 
rain or shine as the Roe residence has a very large covered patio for the picnic and large 
garage for the bulb exchange. 
The success of the picnic and bulb exchange depends upon the generosity of members in 
making their surplus bulbs and other plants available to the Society for sale or auction. Please 
bring all you can spare and plan to take home any number of good buys. Please do identify 
and price the items you bring along. 
There should be some special bulbs available for auction and there will be some number of 
bulbs remaining from the order for sale. Volunteers to help with the sale would be welcomed. 
The schedule: Director’s Meeting 12:30 p.m. 
Social Period 1:15 p.m. 
Picnic Buffet 1:45 p.m. 
Sale and Auction 2:30 p.m. 
To get to the Roe home from Maryland, use Beltway exit 12 to the I-66 East feeder. (A left exit.) 
Exit I-66 at the first Arlington exit (Exit 68) staying right onto Westmoreland Street. At the 
bottom of the ramp, go left on Westmoreland under I-66. At the light, turn right onto 
Williamsburg Blvd. And follow past the traffic circle to John Marshall Drive. Go left on John 
Marshall two blocks to 36th Street and turn right. 5801 is the 2nd house on your left. For those 
coming from Virginia, find Williamsburg Blvd. by any route and then John Marshall Drive. If you 
get lost, call (703) 534-6569. When you arrive, you may place your plant material in the garage 
and either give your buffet offering to someone at the kitchen door or bring it around back. The 
PLS Newsletter - Electronic Version 
Save trees and receive the newsletter by e-mail in pdf format. If you would 
like to receive the newsletter by e-mail, send a message to j.lydon@verizon.net 
indicating so. Please include your full name in the message. 

. 4 POTOMAC LILY SOCIETY NEWSLETTER .
THE 2006 PLS FALL BULB ORDER
Included with this newsletter is the annual fall lily bulb 
group order. It is composed of bulbs to be obtained 
from Northwest Bulbs, Scio, Oregon, and Columbia-
Platte Lilies, Vancouver, Washington. Your Bulb 
Chairman knows that the order is once again very 
late, and I apologize. Due to a variety of problems, we 
did not have all of the ordering information in hand 
until 10 September. So, better late than never and we 
have adjusted the return date to 5 October to reflect 
the delay. 
Overall, the list includes 18 Asiatic hybrid varieties, 2 
Asiatic/Trumpet selections, 5 Trumpet/Aurelian 
cultivars, 12 Orienpets, 3 LA Hybrids, 2 
Oriental/Longiflorum hybrids, and 2 super Orientals. 
Of the Asiatics, 14 are cultivars from Northwest, and 
4 are from Columbia-Platte. Many of the Northwest 
varieties are new to market, and to the best of my 
records, 12 are new to the Potomac bulb order. Four 
are quite short for use in pots or border. The trumpets 
on the list, while limited in number, do present a 
diverse selection that should provide something for 
everyone, and the Oriental “Journey’s End” is 
sufficiently hardy and charming to make it a great find. 
It is recognized that many of the Orienpets and other 
interdivisional hybrids seem quite expensive, but we 
offer a wide selection in the belief that these new and 
sturdy lilies are worth the cost and will persist in the 
garden when many other types simply vanish. Note 
that Silk Road is being offered again at a truly bargain 
price. The number of each cultivar ordered is quite 
small due to the expense involved. It is therefore wise 
to order early and stake your claim. 
Whether you grow for show or pleasure in the garden 
please plan to place an order. A major benefit of 
membership in the Society is the Bulb Order. Take 
advantage of this and order all of the bulbs you can 
find room for. Don’t neglect a few for pots. Bulbs 
make great gifts, and we 
really do encourage our members to invite their friends 
and neighbors to share in their order. You may also 
make a copy of the order for a friend and encourage 
him to send along on his own; just so long as he 
includes $4.00 for dues. By doing so he will pay for 
this year and 2007. 
PLEASE PLACE YOUR ORDER ON THE ENCLOSED 
FORM. Check your addition and keep a copy of what 
you order. If you will agree to a substitute please so 
indicate. Orders will be filled in the order received. 
Note the deadline of 5 October and please try to meet 
it. There is much work to be done after your order is 
received to ensure you receive the bulbs you want. 
Bulbs will arrive at the Roe Residence and orders 
assembled there. As I am now alone, I will appreciate 
all the help I can get in packing orders. If you can 
spare the few hours this takes, please check the 
appropriate block on the order form. You will be called 
when I have the bulbs in hand. 
We hope to have the bulbs in time for the picnic and 
will deliver to those attending who so request. 
Otherwise we will call as soon as the bulbs are packed 
and you may pick them up as you can. Please indicate 
your desired pickup point on your order. In Virginia 
bulbs will be picked up at the Roe Residence and in 
Maryland at the home of Vicki Bowen in Rockville. If 
neither of these spots is convenient, please so indicate 
with your order and we will try to work out the best 
arrangement possible. 
PLS’s NEW WEBSITE -www.potomaclilysociety.org 
Our new website should be up and running! If you cannot access the site on your first try, 
wait a day or two and try again. Your Internet Service Provider may not update their 
domain name servers as frequently as others do. Take a look, explore the site, and get 
back to me with suggestions. In order to give an idea of what the site can do, I’ve drawn 
freely from my own photos. But this is not my site, it’s our site, and I hope others will 
provide photos so that a year from now my “fingerprints” are no longer so visible. The site 
has provisions for a photo gallery, so please consider submitting you favorite photos for the 
gallery, too. I cranked out cursory text for each of the pages. Most of these can be 
revised (expanded would be nice, too) as members provide input. See something you 
would like to change? Want me to add something? Let me know. Jim McKenney 

. POTOMAC LILY SOCIETY NEWSLETTER 5 .
2006 PLS GROUP ORDER – DESCRIPTION OF CULTIVARS OFFERED
ASIATIC HYBRIDS – ( NORTHWEST = NW, COLUMBIA-PLATT=CP) 
YELLOW 
Dreamland – Heirloom. (CP) This lily has passed the 25 year test and deserves recognition as a lily that unfailingly 
supplies a brilliant display of deep lemon upright flowers with throats of deepest gold. Many years since last on our 
list. Late June. 3-4’ 
Fancy Joy – (NW) Short yellow for pot or border. 
Romano – (NW) Upright bright and clean yellow. Good as cut flower. 45” 
RED 
Black Label – (NW) Short dark red for pot or border. 
Black Out – (NW) Deep rich red with darker center. Large buds, dark green leaves. 40” 
Karen North – (CP) is another wonderful Lilium Lankonense hybrid from Dr. Chris North. Coral-rose buds abound 
on tall, willowy stems, opening one by one for weeks to reveal warm coral-orange flowers with plum “rosepoint” 
marbling. These lightly fragrant, Turk’s-cap form flowers are a hummingbird magnet. Mid-June. 4-6’ 
Megan – (NW) Red orange/yellow stripes. New ML introduction 
Monte Negro – (NW) up facing orange red. Dark stem. Early. Good cut flower. 35” 
ORANGE
Loretto – (NW) Orange/ dark brushmark.
PINK 
Allegreto – (NW) True pink. No spots. 
Bali Hai – (CP) is a lovely medley of rose, peach, and mano – a subtly shading blend of colors from the tropics. A 
persistent pink lily, blessedly botrytis resistant and heat tolerant. A tall pyramid of Upfacing flowers and glossy 
green, trouble-free foliage. Late June. 4’ 
Corrida – (NW) Pink tips to yellow center. No spots. Outfacing. 30” 
Fairest – (CP) is an enduring hybrid bred from Stone& Payne’s “Albipayne,” source of its toughness, superb 
inflorescence, and pastel color. It unspotted pastel pink recurved flowers have a deep pink reverse. Outfacing to 
slightly down facing, like big more open Turk’s caps, carried on an elongate “show stem” inflorescence. 
Late June. 3-4’ 
Fantasy – (NW) Upright. Light orange/salmon in its center with peach pink tip. No spots. 40” 
Peach Pixie – (NW) Short peach/pink for pot or border 
WHITE 
Lillian – (NW) Outfacing,off-white to soft salmon/pink. Few spots. 25”. A solid performer.
Navonna – (NW) Large pure white flowers. Dark stem. 35”
Snow Crystal – (NW) Short, pure white for pot or border.
ASIATIC/TRUMPET HYBRIDS 
China Express – (CP) is a wonderful “Asiapet” hybrid with a long panicle of large slightly nodding peach flowers 
with deeper, apricot-honey throats. The flowers have the heavy, longlasting texture of the trumpet lilies and a soft 
fragrance. Early July. 4-5’. Exclusive offer. 
Seafarer – (CP) is the tallest and the deepest-colored of our first-generation “Asiapets.” It has a perfect pyramid of 
unspotted cantaloupe orange flowers with apricot throats with dusky plum reverse. The bell-shaped pendant 
flowers have a gentle fragrance. 
TRUMPET AND AURELIAN LILIES 
African Queen – (NW) Fragrant melon-yellow flowers. 4-5’ 
Copper Crown – (CP) has long, bronze colored buds and beautiful coppery-apricot fragrant trumpets. July. 4-5’ 
High Stakes – (CP) is an incredibly tall, incredibly floriferous, incredibly yellow upfacing fragrant trumpet from our 
“Skylights” Strain. Stems reached 7’ this July and carried 30 or more flowers. Special whopper bulbs. NEW 
Pink Reflection – (NW) Deep Pink. 4-5” 
Topper – (CP) fairly shouts in the garden, drawing all eyes to its statuesque stems and huge, fragrant, “open flare” 
flowers of shining white, with deep gold suffusing from the throat! This robust polyploid clone grows taller and 
flowers more abundantly each year. Offered as a special sneak preview for regionals. 4-6+’ 
(Continued on next page) 

. 6 POTOMAC LILY SOCIETY NEWSLETTER .
2006 PLS GROUP ORDER – DESCRIPTION OF CULTIVARS OFFERED, cont. 
ORIENPET HYBRID LILIES 
Act Two – (CP) has tall, tall stems with big, waxy white flowers with beautifully recurved petal tips, with each
perfectly sculpted flower centered with a deep rose blush. Combines the color, heavy substance and strong stems
of ‘Scene Stealer’ with the height, “sunburst” flower form, and staying power of ‘White Henryi.’ strain. 
Mid-July. 4-6+’
Madam Butterfly – (NW) Downfacing. Small pendant flowers with sharply recurving petals that are yellow with
dark orange spots. Green center. New from Mak-Leek.
Miss Libby – (CP) is a rare hybrid from ‘Catherine the Great,’ with its fragrant soft yellow bowls painted inside with
a wide wash of deep cherry. Its loveliness is matched by its strength disease resistance, and garden adaptability. 
Exceptionally disease resistant. New and Exclusive to regionals.
Opulent – (CP) has tall strong stems bearing hugh dazzlingly white flowers with luminous golden throats, flushed
with a soft halo of rose when the light is intense. The reverse of the flower is soft rose. Dizzyingly fragrant. Mid
July. 4-6’
Quintessence – (CP) This is “Clone 6” from the CP Luminaries strain. It has stunning, huge flowers with a wide
sunburst of gold at the throat, encircled with a deep rose kaleidoscope (as do all the “Luminaries” siblings) but its
flowers then shade into an even, soft cream yellow rather than white. Tall. Whopper bulbs.
Robina – (NW) Upfacing dark magenta with white heart, Huge flower. 32”+
Sarabande – (CP) is a sturdy tetraploid with rich crimson “sunburst” flowers with wide white margins and delicate
red “whiskers” that accent its deep red throat and shimmering green nectaries. From same cross as ‘Leslie
Woodriff’ but has more tightly recurved flowers, a deeper color, and more “whiskers” than its sibling. 
Early August. 4-6’
Secret Message – (CP) is an amazing yellow Orienpet with large, fragrant, wide-petalled, outfacing flowers, carried
on tall stems…and every flower on every plant is just a little different from every other. The red “stretched
whiskers” and the red “kaleidoscope” at the center of the flower both show every variation from “soft suggestion” to
deepest expression! Mid-July. 4-5’
Silk Road – (CP) has huge white flowers with deep, intensely crimson throats, carried on an enormous
inflorescence. Newly elected to NALS Hall of Fame. Special price to regionals. If you don’t have one or more,
you should.
Snowberry – (CP) has outfacing, round-edged flowers as white as snow, with bright berry “whiskers” and a soft,
luminous pink reverse. Bred from ‘Anastasia,’ it has large flowers and wonderful fragrance. Mid to late July. 4-6’
Visa Versa – (CP) is an interesting smokey pink that deepens in cool weather and shades into soft mahogany with
hot nights. July 3-4’ NEW
Yelloween – (NW) Upfacing chartreuse yellow flower gets more intense yellow towards heart. 48”.
LA HYBRID LILIES 
Brindissi – (NW) Fabulous soft pink. Tolerates heat well. Upfacing. 36”
Menorca – (NW) Orange/peach to salmon. Upfacing. Dark green foliage. 36”
Red Alert – (NW) A dark, almost bronzy red flower. Up to slightly outfacing. 24 – 32”
ORIENTAL/LONGIFLORUM HYBRIDS 
Prince Promise – (CP) shows a slightly more open version of the classic Easter lily form, but it is translated into
huge trumpets of soft luminous pink. Very fragrant. Mid July. 3-5’
Sea Treasure – (CP) has large, wide-petalled, sparkling white flowers, each accented with a sliver of rosy peach at
the throat. Tall, willowy but sturdy stems. Fragrant. July. 4’
ORIENTAL LILIES 
Casa Blanca – (CP) World famous for its enormous pure white flowers of incredible form and beauty. It has a
sweet fragrance befitting its 8” to 10” flowers. Mid-August. 4’
Journey’s End – (CP) It’s back. This is the classic hybrid that first convinced ordinary gardeners that they could
grow Oriental lilies. Big, glowing rose flowers with lovely nectaries and deeper rose papillae. CP has specially
propagated just enough of these superlative rare lilies to make them available to the regionals this year. 
August. 4-5’

. POTOMAC LILY SOCIETY NEWSLETTER 7 .
2006 PLS LILY BULB GROUP ORDER
ASIATIC HYBRIDS PRICE No. 
Each Ordered 
Dreamland 3.25 _______ 
Fancy Joy 1.50 _______ 
Romano 1.50 _______ 
Black Label 1.50 _______ 
Black Out 1.50 _______ 
Karen North 6.25 _______ 
Megan 1.50 _______ 
Monte Negro 1.50 _______ 
Loretto 1.50 _______ 
Allegreto 1.50 _______ 
Bali Hai 3.25 _______ 
Corrida 1.50 _______ 
Fairest 3.75 _______ 
Fantasy 1.50 _______ 
Peach Pixie 1.50 _______ 
Lillian 1.50 _______ 
Navonna 1.50 _______ 
Snow Crystal 1.50 _______ 
ASIATIC/TRUMPET HYBRIDS 
China Express 9.50 _______ 
Seafarer 9.50 _______ 
TRUMPET AND AURELIAN LILIES 
African Queen 2.25 
Copper Crown 3.75 
High Stakes 5.25 
Pink Reflection 2.25 
Topper 14.00 
ORIENPET HYBRID LILIES 
Act Two 14.00 
Madam Butterfly 4.75 
Miss Libby 14.00 
Opulent 16.50 
Quintessence 9.50 
Robina 4.00 
Sarabande 6.50 
Secret Message 16.50 
Silk Road 6.50 
Snowberry 16.50 
TOTAL THIS COLUMN 
 Amount 
ORIENPETS, cont. Price No. 
Each Ordered Amount 
Visa Versa 7.50 
Yelloween 3.25 
LA HYBRID LILIES 
Brindissi 2.00 
Menorca 2.00 
Red Alert 2.25 
ORIENTAL/LONGIFLORUM HYBRIDS 
Prince Promise 8.75 
Sea Treasure 8.75 
ORIENTAL LILIES 
Casa Blanca 3.75 
Journey’s End 5.25 
 TOTAL THIS COLUMN _______ 
TOTAL PRIOR COLUMN 
GRAND TOTAL BULBS _________ 
Let’s Grow Lilies @ $4.00 _______ 
PLS Dues @ $4.00 per year _______ 
TOTAL REMITTED _________ 
Make check payable to: 
POTOMAC LILY SOCIETY 
Mail order to:
 John E. Roe 
5801 N 36th Street 
Arlington, VA 22207-1308 
ORDERS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5 OCT 2006 
Name: ______________________________________
Phone: (_____)__________________________________
E-mail: ________________________________________
Please hold bulbs for pickup: VA___MD___PICNIC___
I volunteer to help pack: Yes_____ NO_____
May we substitute if a cultivar ordered is not available
Yes_______ No______
Alternate choices________________________________

POTOMAC LILY SOCIETY 
4400 ROMLON STREET 
BELTSVILLE, MD 20705 
Other Regional Lily Societies 
If you are interested in what other lily societies in Canada and the US are doing, visit 
www.lilies.org, select lily societies, and select regional society list to access a list of 
other lily societies and links to their web pages.