‘The Professor’ I always call the man who bred this stunning lily. When I come to visit him in his glasshouse he is always strolling, with an intelligent pair of glasses on his nose, in between his lilies. You can talk for hour with this passionate man about his lilies. He bred magnificent lilies and like no other he succeeded to combine the grace of the Oriëntal lily with the vigour of the species Trumpet lilies. His results are astonishing. Also ‘The Professor’ aims, just like other Dutch lily breeders on, quality lilies for the cut flower market but it seems that the genes he breeds in his lilies are also very suitable for garden use. Extremely strong lilies behaving like the best perennials with trendy colours. Saltarello is one of them, a vigorous plant with colours that make you think of a warm summer vacation and tropical fruit.