Types of Lily Flowers

If you’re looking to plant lily flowers in your garden, you have countless species and types to choose from. You can actually have different varieties of lilies flowering from summer to winter/fall, depending on the species you choose.

Peruvian Lily

This type of lily flower has bright colors and numerous small, delicate petals. Compared to other varieties of lilies, the Peruvian lily grows very close to the ground. It has about two different shades and spots on 1 or 2 of their 4 petals. Most people use these lilies as gifts to signify friendship.

Blue grass lily

Blue grass lilies do pretty well in sun (with the presence of moist soils) or in light shade. They can tolerate frost, but need to be watered during the dry seasons. They bloom between September to January and grow up to about 0.6 meters tall.

Japanese golden rayed lily

Originating from Japan, the golden rayed lily has white bowl-shaped flowers that make an excellent cut flower. The fragrant flowers have a golden ray at the center of the petals and the crimson spots.

Easter lily

This is the most common and purest lily flower. Most people use Easter lilies to signify a new life or innocence. The flowers have a trumpet shape and are fragrant, white and waxy. They usually bloom early. The Easter lily has stem rooting and is often associated with the Easter Holiday as well as spring.

Tiger Lily

The tiger lily is also known as orange or ditch lilies. These types of lily flowers are mainly planted in American gardens. They have bright orange shades which have tiger-sequel spots. In addition, they have a sweet, distinct scent. Since these lilies generally grow wild, it is quite easy to plant them in a garden. Tiger lilies are late flowering and have stem rooting.

Stargazer lily

The stargazer lily was developed during the late 1970s and is similar in shape and height to the tiger and Easter lilies. It has unique, bold and dramatic colors while the flowers have deep pinks and red shades. The shades also have white and dark spots.

Tasman flax Lily

This lily is evergreen and has arching, strap-like leaves. It has attractive flower spikes that are purple in color. Tasman flax lilies can tolerate inclement weather conditions like frost, drought and wind. They bloom from late spring through to early summer and often grow up to 1 meter in height.

Rock lily

The rock lily has attractive yellow flowers and blue foliage succulent. It has the ability to tolerate frost hardy or drought conditions. It blooms from spring to summer and is mainly used for rockeries, in land scalping and in pots making,

Calla lily

This is the most common type of lily flower. Calla has a waxy, creamy texture, with a shape that looks more like trumpet. It can be white & fragrant or pink & red in color. Most people use these lilies in weddings and funerals.

Lily of the valley

This type of lily has bell-shaped flowers which face downwards. Lilies of the valley are perennial and are often associated with humility and devolution. They do well in shade.

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