Lilies are one of our favorite flowers because they are colorful and aromatic. There are so many different types of lilies, there’s one that’s perfect for everyone! To discover more about these amazingly bright and beautiful flowers, keep reading. Prepare to be amazed by all the pretty!
Throughout history, the lily has been associated with the Goddess Hera and the Virgin Mary and overall is a symbol of purity, fertility, beauty, royalty, and rebirth. There are other meanings assigned to lilies based on their color, as listed below.
- White Lilies signify purity, innocence, modesty, and grace.
- Yellow Lilies signify happiness, good health, gratitude, and healing.
- Light Pink Lilies signify elegance, femininity, and generosity.
- Dark Pink Lilies signify prosperity, abundance, and ambition.
- Red Lilies signify passion, desire, and romance.
- Orange Lilies signify confidence, encouragement, and wealth.
Basic Lily Facts
True lilies are members of flowering plants in the genus Lilium. One way to easily identify a true lily is by the number of leaves and the number of anthers (pods which hold the pollen), which is 6 each. The blooms of lilies are typically large blooms and come in nearly every color. Some lilies are extremely fragrant, while others have no scent at all.
Lily Classifications & Examples
Pink Pixie Lilies
Division 1: Asiatic Hybrid – Stunning and colorful, but have no scent. (Forever Susan, Orange Pixie Lily, Elodie Lily).
Turk’s Cap Lily
Division 2: Martagon Hybrid – Dramatic and vibrantly colored. Flowers face downward and can be numerous with up to 50 per stem. (Turk’s Cap).
Division 3: Candidum Hybrid – Large flowers with white petals and a yellow base. Up to 20 blossoms per stem. (Madonna Lily).
Division 4: American Hybrid – Includes hybrids of wild lilies in North America. (Tiger Lily).
Division 5: Longiflorum Hybrid – Famous for the Easter lily. Elegant, pure white petals, and trumpet-shaped. Bloom during Easter. (Easter Lily).
African Queen Lily
Division 6: Trumpet and Aurelian Hybrids – Fragrant flowers with large, trumpet-shaped blooms. Tall and elegant. (African Queen).
Division 7: Oriental Hybrid – Large, vibrantly-colored flowers with a strong, enchanting fragrance. (Stargazer, Casablanca, Acapulco Lily).
Orange LA Hybrid Lily
Division 8: Interdivisional Hybrids – Hybrids of the previous 7 divisions.
Wild Yellow and Red Lily
Division 9: Species – Wild lilies that are ancestors of the other classes.
POUR L’ AMOUR
Now that you are more aware of the amazing diversity of lilies, you can pick out the perfect types for yourself or for your loved ones – there are so many to choose from! Here at Bosland’s Flower Shop, we have a wonderful selection of lilies and other flowers to choose from for whenever you want to brighten someone’s day.