As you’ll see in an upcoming slide; there are a lot of plants that grow from bulbs and tubers that carry the “lily” name, but only the plants from the Lilium genus are true lilies.
Of those the Asiatic and Oriental lilies are the most popular types for us northern gardeners to plant in our gardens. You can plant these in the ground and forget about them. There are a ton of Asiatic lily bulb varieties that you can buy for your garden. The least expensive ones are usually single-colored and last for years in the garden.