Livingston County News gardening column notes UMaine Extension information on red lily beetles

A gardening column in the Livingston County News (Geneseo, New York) cited research from University of Maine Cooperative Extension about plant resistance to red lily beetles. They have found that the early-blooming Asiatic lilies receive the most damage, and the later-blooming Oriental lilies are damaged less. Three lilies are least likely to be damaged: Lilium henryi “Madame Butterfly,” Lilium speciosum “Uchida,” and Lilium “Black Beauty.” These lilies bloom later in the season, from August into September.