Gold Star Village of Parkside, Saskatchewan

Lily (Flaming Red Giant)

Lily - Carol SolesLily - Slaven Tustonic

Designer: Ralph Korody (local farmer
and ornamental iron contractor)

When Built: 1990

Dimensions (estimated):
Height: 26 Feet (7.9 Metres)
Diameter Open Flowers : 8 Feet (2.4 Metres)
Length Each Leaf : 4 Feet (1.2 Metres)
Weight: 1000 Pounds (453 Kilograms)

Construction Materials:
Main stem - 8" (20 cm) schedule 4 pipe, Flowers and Leaves - 14 gauge

Location:
East side of Highway 40

Reason for Building:

Built to recognize a pioneer and long time resident of the district, Dr. A.J. (Bert) Porter. The lily represents one of the many varieties developed at his Honeywood Nursery. Porter named and introduced more than 25 varieties and has received major international awards of recognitionand achievement in the field of lilies. Many of his fruit and lily varieties continue to be grown at Honeywood Nursery. It is one of the oldest businesses in the community.

Additional Information:

Sign says "Welcome to Parkside, Home of the World's Largest Lily"

Information Source: Village of Parkside

Picture Source: Carol Soles and Slaven Tustonic

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Created By DMY on October 23, 1998
Last Updated: August 14, 2001