These two lilies are bred by the late Dr. Christopher North of Scotland. There are eleven lilies in the North Ladies series: Angela, Barbara, Bronwen, Eileen, Hannah, Helen, Iona, Marie, Karen, Peggy and Rosemary. And twelve in the Greek Gods series: Achilles, Adonis, Ariadne, Eros, Invergrowrie, Minos, Odysseus, Orestes, Pan, Pandora, Phoebus and Theseus. Some of these lilies are available from The Lily Garden and some of them can be found in the gardens of lily collectors.
Karen North with perfectly recurved back.
(Photo from the Pacific Bulb Society by Darm Crook.)
Most of Dr. North's lilies have Lilium langkongense in their background. They have small down facing turk's cap flowers.
Source: NALS QB