This takes the place of Lilies: Their Cult and Management, published by the same authorities in 1935. For gardeners and botanists, amateurs and professionals, this will be the standard book on the culture of lilies. While it had its genesis in England, much material is included that applies specifically to the United States, particularly regarding pests and diseases. New inclusions are a glossary, the controversial survey and classification of the genus Nomocharis, some corrections, additional plates, more detailed text descriptions. Overall coverage of form and function, climate and soils, easy and difficult lilies, their place in the garden, cultivation, propagation, hybridization, enemies. Extensive lists will be basic reference material for dealers and enthusiasts.