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Posted by Joni O'Neill on August 17, 2020 | Last Updated: September 1, 2020 Flowers

8 Enchanting Lilies

Welcome to the incredible world of lilies! With over 100 species, lilies are some of the most diversely colorful and enchanting blooms around. It’s also why they are one of the most popular flowers in the world. Imbued with cultural symbolism that goes back centuries, lilies are cherished and adored by many. We like them because of their striking beauty and pleasant sweet aroma!

Lily Symbolism

Lilies have various meanings within different cultures, but generally, they represent grace, royalty, beauty, and rebirth. As with other flowers, their significance is also based on their color per the below guidelines.

  • White lilies express purity, virtue, and innocence.
  • Pink lilies express abundance and prosperity.
  • Red lilies express love and passion
  • Orange lilies express confident, wealth, and pride
  • Yellow lilies express joy, thankfulness, and good health

Quick Lily Facts

  • Lilies are a flowering plant that grow from bulbs.
  • “True Lilies” belong to the genus Lilium.
  • When the flowers bloom, they are large, colorful, and often fragrant.
  • True Lilies all have 6 petals and 6 anthers (oblong pods that contain pollen).
  • Lilies are prevalent in weddings and bridal bouquets as well as other regal functions.
  • Lilies are poisonous to cats, so keep your furry friends away from them.
  • There are nine divisions, or categories, of lily types.
  • Lilies are known for being one of the longest-lasting cut blooms with a long in-vase lifespan.

Lily Classifications & Examples

Pink Pixie Lilies

Pink Pixie Lilies


Division 1:
Asiatic Hybrid – Most popular lilies in the world. Come in almost every color but have little to no scent. Attractive and long-lasting.  (Tango, Forever Susan, Orange Pixie Lily, Elodie Lily, Lollipop)

 

 

 

 

Turk's Cap Lily

Turk’s Cap Lily


Division 2:
Martagon Hybrid – Dramatic, visually interesting, producing many small dainty downward-facing blossoms. Flowers can be numerous 40-50 per stem and strikingly colored. (Turk’s Cap)

 

 

 

 

Madonna Lily

Madonna Lily


Division 3
: Candidum Hybrid – famous for the Madonna lily that has a lovely fragrance white flowers and a yellow base.  Up to 20 blossoms per stem. (Madonna)

 

 

 

 

Tiger Lily

Tiger Lily


Division 4:
American Hybrid – Includes hybrids of wild lilies in North America.  (Tiger Lily)

 

 

 

 

Easter Lilies

Easter Lilies

 

Division 5: Longiflorum Hybrid – Easter lily, hybrids with elegant pure white petals, and trumpet-shaped. Bloom during Easter. (Easter Lily)

 

 

 

 

African Queen Lily

African Queen Lily


Division 6: Trumpet and Aurelian Hybrids
– Popular cut flowers, lush, large trumpet-shaped flowers. and a heady sweet fragrance. (African Queen)

 

 

 

 

Stargazer Lily

Stargazer Lily


Division 7
: Oriental Hybrid – Known for large, robust, upright flowers, and great scents. (Stargazer, Casablanca, Acapulco Lily)

 

 

 

 

Orange LA Hybrid Lily

Orange LA Hybrid Lily

 


Division 8:
Interdivisional Hybrids – Hybrids of the above seven divisions.

 

 

 

 

Wild Yellow and Red Lily

Wild Yellow and Red Lily


Division 9: Species
– Wild “parents” of all 8 hybrids.  

 

 

 

An elegant design of pure white Casa Blanca lilies for any occasion.

WHITE LILIES

All the Lily Love

Hopefully, by now, you love lilies as much as we do! Their diverse shapes and vibrant colors make them truly special. It is no wonder the lily is one of the most popular flowers in the world and is cherished in most cultures. Brighten someone’s day by sending them a bouquet of fragrant lilies or order them for yourself – you deserve it! Mission Viejo Florist has a great selection of just the perfect floral bouquet for any occasion. Check out our selection of lily bouquets and other beautiful floral arrangements now.