Lilies

white lilies 150x150 LiliesLily is one of the most beautiful flowers in the world and is widely used in the floral arrangements as cut flower. There is a huge variety found all over the world for lilies in different colors and shapes. Lilies basically belong to the Asia but is now found and cultivated in all parts of the world. Its regal attractiveness, rich bloom and magnificent scent have fascinated the hearts of many, making the lily flower almost as popular as the rose.

Types of Lily Flowers:

Lily flowers are found in numerous colors and each of them brings out a different meaning to the world of human emotions.

white lily 150x150 LiliesWhite Lily:

White lilies are pure flowers symbolizing virginity, as in the Christian history the white lilies are a symbol of Virgin Mary herself. White lily is the most opted flower amongst all of the brides on their wedding.  White lilies symbolize purity, virginity, youth and majesty.

Red Lily:

Red Lily 150x150 LiliesRed lilies are graceful and striking flowers. They arouse feelings of passionate love and desire. Red lilies are special flowers to enjoy on special occasions. Red lilies stand for the best feeling in whole world; nothing else than “love”. Red lilies are a symbol of warmth and desire.

Pink Lily

Pink Lily 150x150 LiliesThe most famous pink lily in the world is the Stargazer lily, because it has the strength to express every feeling you can think of from delight to admiration and compassion.  Pink lilies represent wealth and prosperity, but are considered as a symbol of adolescence and acceptance, as well. The appearance of lilies may guide our thoughts to feelings of hope and aspirations.

Purple Lily

purple lily 150x150 LiliesPurple lilies are a hybrid between regal trumpet lilies and Asiatic Lily; purple lilies are found in a variety called Purple Prince.  Purple lilies are a symbol of royalty. As the lily symbolizes the innocence, beauty and purity so mixing it with the royal color will make it even greater presentation of royalty.

Orange Lily

Orange Lily 150x150 LiliesOrange lilies are used for an extensive range of events like weddings, funerals, Halloween, Easter, Thanksgivings, and birthdays. Orange lilies are also called fire lilies and do not hold a loving meaning. These flowers when gifted to any one deliver the message of hatred or death of recipient. The orange lily does not stand for joy and happiness; it stands for lesser nice feelings and meanings.

Tiger Lily

Tiger Lily1 150x150 LiliesTiger lily is basically specie of orange and black lily. They are also known as leopard lilies. They are a deep shade of orange, with black spots on the blooms. Tiger lily is often used in bridal bouquets too. Tiger lilies symbolize wealth, pride and prosperity.

Black Lily

Black Lily 150x150 LiliesThe most popular varieties of black lilies are; “Black Spider” Asiatic lily in black and white, black-red “Black Beauty” lily variety and “Black Jack” lily.  Black lilies are mysterious flowers. Black Lily has a charisma in it that has all the strength to captivate the human eye. Black lilies are symbol of death. It is also considered that black lilies are a symbol of lies.

Lilies

casablanca lily 150x150 LiliesLilies are one of the most gorgeous and graceful summer-blooming flowers. Lilies belong to the Lilium genus which contains more than 100 species. Lilies offer a vast variety of sizes, colors and shapes, and are commonly available all across the globe, particularly in the northern hemisphere.
Lilies are thought to be the oldest cultivated ornamental flowers, having existed in gardens 3000 years ago. The lily became the symbol of chastity and virtue with the advance of Christianity. The Easter lily symbolizes Virgin Mary.

Lily and Flower Language:
easter lily 150x150 LiliesLily is symbolically used to express purity and refined beauty. However, different colors and types can convey different meanings. For example, white lily symbolizes modesty and virginity, orange lily symbolizes passion, yellow lily symbolizes gaiety, lily of the valley symbolizes sweetness and purity of heart.

Popularity of Lily:
The imperial beauty and the distinct variety that can symbolize very special expressions make Lily the most popular flowers for gifting purposes. In fact, Lilies are ranked as the fourth most popular flowers in the world, while the second most popular flowers in the UK. Stargazer and Cassablanca lily bouquets and lily bulbs as well as potted lily plants are popular floral gifts.

cala lily 150x150 LiliesWhat are True Lilies?
There are many types of flowers which are considered as “Lilies”. However, many of them, for example day lily, water lily, arum lily actually belong to other flowering plants groups. True Lilies feature fleshy scales without protective outer coating, and they are never dormant.

Varieties in Lily:
Lily offers a vast variety of flowers, amongst which only groups like Asiatics and Orientals are the most popular and widely grown flowers. Asiatic Lilies feature small flowers, a wide array of colors, and light fragrance, while Oriental Lilies offer large flowers with only a few colors having strong valentine calla lily 150x150 Liliesfragrance. Another type is the Longiflorum hybrid Lilies that features large funnel shaped flowers, usually white, having strong sweet scent.

Growing Lilies:
Lilies can be grown from seeds; however they will take a longer time (may be five to six years) to bloom. This is why bulbs are much preferred to grow Lilies. Lilies are usually planted in the garden during fall or spring season. They can also be grown in containers. A cool, porous and well drained soil is essentially required for their good growth. Adding excessive organic matter will improve clay or sandy soils that would be lilies oriental1 150x150 Liliesconsidered as future investment for good bed preparation which will result in the bulbs that will stay in place for several years. During summer, Lilies enjoy direct sun all morning with partial shade during hot afternoon hours.

Plant Care:
Daily watering is not required. However, while watering, be sure to water deeply enough to reach the bulb. During the growing season, add a balanced fertilizer every few weeks, but avoid high-nitrogen fertilizers. Remove seedpods when they appear, and also eliminate stems and foliage when leaves become yellow. Remove mulch during late fall season. Removing fade blossoms is good not only to keep Lilies blooming, but also to prevent plant from consuming its energy in seed production.