40 Types of Lilies with Pictures

We’ve pulled together a list of 40 different types of lilies with photos, including favorites like Calla lilies and different colored lilies including white ones, purple, orange and more.   You’ll even learn about seasonal lilies like the Easter Lily and super fragrant ones like Asiatics.

 

African Queen – Trumpet Lilies

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Photo source: Gardenia.net
 
These exquisite trumpet-shaped flowers are apricot-orange in color and highly fragrant. This type of lily grows to be between 36″ and 40″ in height. African queen trumpet lilies make an elegant statement in any summer garden.

  • Blooms in mid-late summer
  • Plant in full or partial sun
  • Grows in zones 3-9

Altari – Orienpet Lilies

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Photo source: https://www.gardenia.net
 
A Lilium ‘Altari’ is a type of Orienpet Lily that has a large star-shaped raspberry blossom that can grow 6-12 inches wide and has recurved tepals tipped in white. These lilies have a beautiful fragrance you can enjoy all summer long.

  • Blooms in mid-late summer
  • Grows 3-4 feet tall and performs best in full sun or partial shade
  • Plant in spring or fall and plant in groups of a minimum of 3 bulbs
  • Please note that these flowers can be toxic to cats

Anastasia – Orienpet Lilies

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Photo source: https://www.gardenia.net/plant/lilium-Anastasia-lily
 
This lily has huge pendant blossoms that are rosy pink at their heart and white towards their tips. These lilies are amazing bloomers with up to 20-30 flowers per bulb.
  • Blooms in mid-late summer
  • Grows up to 4-7 feet tall
  • Grows best in full sun or partial shade
  • Plant in spring or fall with 3 bulbs at a minimum
  • Please note that these flowers can be toxic to cats

Arabian Knight – Martagon Lily

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Photo source: https://www.gardenia.net/plant/lilium-arabian-knight
 
This is a truly beautiful lily flower with golden blossoms covered with dark mahogany spots and mostly facing downward. Up to 50 flowers can bloom on one stem.

  • Blooms early-mid summer and comes back yearly
  • Grows 3-6 feet tall
  • Grows best in full sun or partial shade
  • Plant in the fall or anytime between spring and fall if putting in pots
  • You can cut back the leaves and stems when they turn yellow. This plant can self-seed.

 

Belladonna – Orienpet Lily

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Photo source: https://www.gardenia.net/plant/lilium-Belladonna-lily
 
These stunning lilies have large bowl-shaped golden-yellow blossoms that can grow up to 7 inches wide.

  • Blooms mid to late summer
  • Grows up to 4 feet tall
  • Grows best in full sun or partial shade
  • Plant in spring or fall and in a minimum of 3 bulbs
  • Please note that these flowers can be toxic to cats

 

Black Beauty – Orienpet Lily

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Photo source: https://www.johnscheepers.com/flower-bulbs-index/hardy-lilies/heirloom-species/lily-black-beauty.html
 
This beautiful lily flower is a dark crimson color and is around 3 inches across, adorned with thin white margins, protruding anthers and prominent green star centers.

  • Blooms mid to late summer
  • Grows up to 4-7 feet tall
  • Grows best in full sun or partial shade
  • Plant in spring or fall in a minimum of 3 bulbs
  • Please note that these flowers can be toxic to cats

 

Black Out – Asiatic Lilies

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Photo source: https://www.johnscheepers.com/flower-bulbs-index/hardy-lilies/heirloom-species/lily-black-beauty.html
 
This stunning flower is a dark carmine red, upward-facing flower with a dark red to black shading in the center of each petal. These lilies will produce in clusters of 4-5 blossoms per stem.

  • Blooms in early to mid-summer
  • Grows 2-3 feet tall
  • Grows best in full sun or partial shade
  • When flowering is complete you can cut back the leaves and stems after they have turned yellow. This plant can self-seed.
  • Plant in the fall or early spring in your garden. If you choose to grow in pots they can be planted any time between spring and fall.

 

Black Spider – Asiatic Lily

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These amazing lilies will surely beautify your garden with their creamy-white flowers with deep burgundy spots and black hearts. They can have 5-7 flowers per stem.

  • Blooms in early to mid-summer
  • Grows 2-3 feet tall
  • Grows best in full sun or partial shade
  • Please note that these flowers can be toxic to cats
  • When flowering is complete you can cut back the leaves and stems after they have turned yellow. This plant can self-seed.

 

Brindisi – Longiflorum-Asiatic Lily

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Photo source: https://www.gardenia.net/plant/lilium-Brindisi-lily
 
Truly stunning with upward-facing, soft pink flowers with a deeper pink center. These lilies grow up to 7 buds per stem.

  • Blooms early to mid-summer
  • Grows 3-4 feet tall
  • Grows in full sun or partial shade
  • Plant in spring or fall in a minimum of 3 bulbs
  • Please note that these flowers can be toxic to cats

 

Brunello – Asiatic Lily

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Photo source: https://www.gardenia.net/plant/lilium-brunello-lily
 
Vivid orange blossoms with recurving tips above mid-green foliage also known as Brunello (Asiatic Lily). These are bowl-shaped lily flowers that are upward-facing and have a dark red stamen. They are 8 inches wide and up to 12 flowers per stem.

  • Blooms in early to mid-summer
  • Grows up to 3 feet tall
  • Grows best in full sun or partial shade
  • Please note these flowers can be toxic to cats
  • When flowering is complete you can cut back the leaves and stems after they have turned yellow. This plant can self-seed.
  • Plant in early spring in your garden. If you choose to plant them in pots you can plant any time between spring and fall.

 

Casa Blanca – Oriental Lily

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Photo source: Amazon
 
The Casa Blanca is a beautiful outward-facing, blizzard white lily with a thin green starburst center.

  • Grows 3-4 feet
  • Grows best in full sun or partial shade
  • Plant in spring and early summer

 

Citronella – Asiatic Lily

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Photo source: https://www.gardenia.net/plant/lilium-citronella-lily
 
The Citronella (Asiatic Lily) is a golden flower with speckled recurved petals. These lilies do not face up towards the sun as they are pendent. Mature bulbs can produce up to 20 blossoms per stem and will multiply to form clumps over the years.

  • Blooms in early to mid-summer
  • Grows 3-5 feet tall
  • Grows best in full sun or partial shade
  • When flowering is complete you can cut back the leaves and stems after they have turned yellow
  • Plant in fall or early spring in your garden. If you choose to grow them in pots you can plant any time between spring and fall

 

Claude Shride – Martagon Lilymartagon lilyPin

Photo source: https://www.gardenia.net/plant/lilium-claude-shride-lily
 
Claude Shride lilies have a dark red to mahogany blossom that is spotted with bright orange spots and downward facing.

  • Blooms in early to mid-summer and comes back every year
  • Grows 4-6 feet tall
  • Grows best in full sun or partial shade
  • Plant in the fall in your garden. If you choose to grow in pots you can plant anytime between spring and fall.
  • When flowering is complete you can cut back the leaves and stems after they have turned yellow. This plant can self-seed.

 

Dizzy – Oriental Lily

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Photo source: https://www.gardenia.net/plant/lilium-dizzy-lily
 
Dizzy Oriental lilies are an outward-facing white flower with raspberry-red stripes down the middle of each petal with red speckles.

  • Blooms in early to mid to late summer and comes back every year
  • Grows 3-4 feet tall
  • Grows best in full sun or partial shade
  • Please note that these flowers can be toxic to cats
  • Plant in the fall or early spring in your garden. If you choose to grow in pots you can plant anytime between spring and fall.
  • When flowering is complete you can cut back the leaves and stems after they have turned yellow. This plant can self-seed.

 

Dot Com – Asiatic Lily

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Photo source: https://www.gardenia.net/plant/lilium-dot-com-lily
 
This truly beautiful large creamy-white to purplish-pink flowers with burgundy spots are sure to liven up any garden. Dot com asiatic lilies can grow up to 8 inches wide and grow 5-9 flowers per stem.

  • Blooms in early to mid-summer
  • Grows up to 3 feet tall
  • Grows best in full sun or partial shade
  • Please note that these flowers can be toxic to cats
  • Plant in the fall or early spring in your garden. If you choose to grow in pots you can plant anytime between spring and fall.
  • When flowering is complete you can cut back the leaves and stems after they have turned yellow. This plant can self-seed.

 

Entertainer – Oriental Lily

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Photo source: https://www.gardenia.net/plant/lilium-entertainer-lily
 
Bright pink flowers that face the sky with a stunning white heart. The Entertainer (Oriental Lily) can blossom up to 10 per stalk.

  • Blooms in mid to late summer
  • Grows up to 20 inches tall
  • Grows best in full sun or partial shade
  • Please note that these flowers can be toxic to cats
  • Plant in the fall or early spring in your garden. If you choose to grow in pots you can plant anytime between spring and fall.
  • When flowering is complete you can cut back the leaves and stems after they have turned yellow. This plant can self-seed.

 

Fire King – Asiatic Lily

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Photo source: https://www.gardenia.net/plant/lilium-Fire%20King-lily
 
These lilies truly earn their name with a rich reddish-orange color reminiscent of fire. They are sure to brighten up any garden.

  • Blooms in late spring to early summer
  • Grows 3-4 feet tall
  • Grows best in full sun or partial shade
  • Please note that these flowers can be toxic to cats
  • Plant in early spring in your garden. If you choose to grow in pots you can plant anytime between spring and fall.
  • When flowering is complete you can cut back the leaves and stems after they have turned yellow. This plant can self-seed.

 

Flashpoint – Orienpet Lily

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Photo source: https://www.gardenia.net/plant/lilium-flashpoint-lily
 
This flower smells amazing. It is a stunning flower with dusty pink-red flowers that blend to cream around the edges.

  • Blooms mid to late summer
  • Grows up to 4 feet tall
  • Grows best in full sun or partial shade
  • Please note that these flowers can be toxic to cats
  • Plant in spring or fall in a minimum of 3 bulbs

 

Gluhwein – Orienpet Lily

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Photo source: https://www.gardenia.net/plant/lilium-gluhwein-lily
 
More popularly known as a cut flower, the Gluhwein (Orienpet Lily) is a beautiful soft peach with a hint of cream and reddish tones. It also has pale pink edges and a golden throat. Truly a stunning lily.

  • Blooms mid to late summer
  • Grows 3-4 feet tall
  • Grows best in full sun or partial shade
  • Please note that these flowers can be toxic to cats
  • Plant in spring or fall in a minimum of 3 bulbs

 

Golden Splendor – Trumpet Lily

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Photo source: Wikimedia
 
The Golden Splendor is an award-winning lily that is a vibrant golden yellow trumpet that faces outward and sort of downward with burgundy on the outside. It can produce clusters of 12-20 blossoms per stem.

  • Blooms mid to late summer
  • Grows up to 4 feet tall
  • Grows best in full sun or partial shade
  • Please note that these flowers can be toxic to cats
  • Plant in spring or fall in a minimum of 3 bulbs
  • This plant is more drought tolerant than other lilies

 

Gran Paradiso – Asiatic Lily

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Photo source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lilium_%27Gran_Paradiso%27.jpg
The Gran Paradiso (Asiatic Lily)  is a bouquet of vivid red blossoms that are bowl-shaped with recurving tips and upward facing. They also have an orange throat.

  • Blooms in early to mid-summer
  • Grows up to 40 inches tall
  • Grows best in full sun or partial shade
  • Please note that these flowers can be toxic to cats
  • Plant in spring or fall in a minimum of 3 bulbs

Grand Cru – Asiatic Lily

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Photo source: https://www.gardenia.net/plant/lilium-grand-cru-lily
 
Grand Cru lilies have bright yellow petals with a burgundy heart.

  • Blooms in early to mid-summer
  • Grows 3-4 feet tall
  • Grows best in full sun or partial shade
  • Please note that these flowers can be toxic to cats
  • Plant in early spring in your garden. If you choose to grow in a pot you can plant anytime between spring and fall.
  • When flowering is complete you can cut back the leaves and stems after they have turned yellow. This plant can self-seed.

 

King Pete – Asiatic Lily

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Photo source:https://www.gardenia.net/plant/lilium-king-pete-lily
 
King Pete (Asiatic Lily) is an upward-facing, wide-open flower with bright yellow petals and a darker yellow heart with brown freckles.

  • Blooms in early to mid-summer
  • Grows up to 3 feet tall
  • Grows best in full sun or partial shade
  • Please note that these flowers can be toxic to cats
  • Plant in fall or early spring in your garden. If you choose to grow in a pot you can plant anytime between spring and fall.
  • When flowering is complete you can cut back the leaves and stems after they have turned yellow. This plant can self-seed.

 

Lady Alice Lilies

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Photo source: https://www.gardenia.net/plant/lilium-Lady-Alice
 
This flower is a hybrid of Lilium Henryi with flowers that are pendulum shaped with apricot-orange petals that fade to white towards the tips. They also have cinnamon speckles towards the throat.

  • Grows up to 3-4 feet
  • Grows best in full sun or partial shade
  • Plant in spring or fall in a minimum of 3 bulbs
  • Please note that these flowers can be toxic to cats

 

Leichtlinii Lily – Leichtlins’ Lily

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Photo source: https://www.gardenia.net/plant/lilium-leichtlinii-leichtlins-lily

 
This stunning flower is native to Japan and has slender stems with narrow leaves and golden yellow flowers. They often are compared to Tiger Lilies. They face downward and also have chocolate-colored speckles which give them the appearance of a tiger.

  • Blooms in early to mid-summer
  • Grows 3-4 feet tall
  • Grows best in full sun or partial shade
  • Please note that these flowers can be toxic to cats
  • Plant in spring or fall in a minimum of 3 bulbs

 

Manitoba Morning – Martagon Lily

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Photo source: flickr
 
Manitoba Morning flowers produce pinkish-red blossoms that are creamy yellow at their center and have dark mahogany spots. These lilies have recurved petals that face down and can have up to 50 blooms on one stem.

  • Blooms in early to mid-summer and comes back every year
  • Grows 3-4 feet tall
  • Grows best in full sun or partial shade
  • Plant in fall or early spring in your garden. If you choose to grow in a pot you can plant anytime between spring and fall.
  • When flowering is complete you can cut back the leaves and stems after they have turned yellow. This plant can self-seed.

 

Monte Negro – Asiatic Lily

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Photo source: https://www.gardenia.net/plant/lilium-monte-negro-lily
 
The Monte Negro lily is a beautiful bouquet of vivid red blossoms that are bowl-shaped and slightly recurved tips that face upward and have tiny dark spots at the heart. They are up to 8 inches wide and have 7-10 flowers per stem.

  • Blooms in early to mid-summer
  • Grows up to 3 feet
  • Grows best in full sun or partial shade
  • Plant in spring or fall in a minimum of 3 bulbs
  • Please note that these flowers can be toxic to cats

 

Patricia’s Pride – Asiatic Lily

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Photo source: https://www.gardenia.net/plant/lilium-patricias-pride-lily
 
The Patricia’s Pride (Asiatic Lily) is also known as ‘Purple Rain’ and is an upward-facing wide-open white bloom with deep burgundy-purple at the heart.

  • Blooms in early to mid-summer
  • Grows 3-4 feet tall
  • Grows best in full sun or partial shade
  • Plant in spring or fall in a minimum of 3 bulbs
  • Plant in fall or early spring in your garden. If you choose to grow in a pot you can plant anytime between spring and fall.
  • When flowering is complete you can cut back the leaves and stems after they have turned yellow. This plant can self-seed.

 

Pink Perfection – Trumpet Lily

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Photo source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lilium_pink_perfection.jpg
 
This trumpet lily has a purplish-pink trumpet-shaped blossom that faces outward or somewhat downward. This flower has an amazing fragrance and produces clusters of 12-20 blossoms per stem.

  • Blooms in mid to late summer
  • Grows 4-6 feet tall
  • This flower is more drought tolerant than other lilies
  • Grows best in full sun or partial shade
  • Plant in spring or fall in a minimum of 3 bulbs

 

Pumilum Lily

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Photo source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lilium-pumilum-flowers.JPG
 
This is a bright glossy scarlet nodding flower that is 2 inches wide and has recurved tepals exposing black spots at the base. They can grow 20 to 30 flowers per stem.

  • Blooms in early to mid-summer
  • Grows up to 12-24 inches tall
  • Grows best in full sun or partial shade
  • Plant in spring or fall in a minimum of 3 bulbs
  • Please note that these flowers can be toxic to cats

 

Regale – Trumpet Lily

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Photo source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lilium_regale1UME.jpg
 
The Regale (Trumpet Lily) is known for its intense smell and has huge glistening white trumpets that face outward with golden throats and pinkish-purple streaks.

  • Blooms in mid-summer
  • Grows 4-6 feet tall
  • Grows best in full sun or partial shade
  • Plant in spring or fall in a minimum of 3 bulbs
  • Please note that these flowers can be toxic to cats

 

Robert Swanson – Orienpet Lily

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Photo source: https://www.gardenia.net/plant/lilium-Robert-Swanson-lily
 
Robert Swanson lilies have a large red flame blossom with recurved tepals tipped in yellow and a very light green stigma. It can grow up to 40 flowers per bulb.

  • Blooms in mid to late summer
  • Grows 4-5 feet tall
  • Grows best in full sun or partial shade
  • Plant in spring or fall in a minimum of 3 bulbs
  • Please note that these flowers can be toxic to cats

 

Rosella’s Dream – Asiatic Lily

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Photo source: https://www.gardenia.net/plant/lilium-Rosellas-Dream-lily
 
The Rosella’s Dream (Asiatic Lily) has wide-open flowers with a soft cream petal with pink at the tips and brown freckles at the heart.

  • Blooms in early to mid-summer
  • Grows 28 to 30 inches tall
  • Grows best in full sun or partial shade
  • Please note that these flowers can be toxic to cats
  • When flowering is complete you can cut back the leaves and stems after they have turned yellow. This plant can self-seed.
  • Plant in fall or early spring in your garden. If you choose to grow in a pot you can plant anytime between spring and fall.

 

Salmon Twinkle – Asiatic Lily

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Photo source: https://www.gardenia.net/plant/lilium-Salmon-Twinkle-lily
 
Salmon twinkle lilies are wide-open and has a pale creamy yellow petal with purplish-pink recurved tips.

  • Blooms in mid-summer
  • Grows 3-4 feet tall
  • Grows best in full sun or partial shade
  • Please note that these flowers can be toxic to cats
  • When flowering is complete you can cut back the leaves and stems after they have turned yellow. This plant can self-seed.
  • Plant in fall or early spring in your garden. If you choose to grow in a pot you can plant anytime between spring and fall.

 

Silk Road – Orienpet Lily

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Photo source: https://www.gardenia.net/plant/lilium-silk-road-aka-friso-lily
 
The Silk Road (Orienpet Lily)  also known as ‘Friso’ is a crimson flower at the heart and has white edges and tips.

  • Blooms in mid to late summer
  • Grows 4-6 feet tall
  • Grows best in full sun or partial shade
  • Please note that these flowers can be toxic to cats
  • Plant in spring or fall in a minimum of 3 bulbs

 

Souvenir – Oriental Lily

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Photo source: https://www.gardenia.net/plant/lilium-souvenir-lily
 
The Souvenir (Oriental Lily) is a recurved flower with deep purplish-pink petals. It is bowl-shaped and faces up and out with a golden throat and a reddish-orange stamen.

  • Blooms in mid-late summer
  • Grows up to 18-20 inches
  • Grows best in full sun or partial shade
  • Please note that these flowers can be toxic to cats
  • When flowering is complete you can cut back the leaves and stems after they have turned yellow. This plant can self-seed.
  • Plant in fall or early spring in your garden. If you choose to grow in a pot you can plant anytime between spring and fall.

 

Starlight Express – Oriental Lily

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Photo source: https://www.gardenia.net/plant/lilium-starlight-express-lily
 
Starlight express lily flowers are bowl-shaped and has up to 15 per stalk. They have fuchsia petals and ruffled white edges.

  • Blooms in mid-late summer
  • Grows 14 to 16 inches tall
  • Grows best in full sun or partial shade
  • Please note that these flowers can be toxic to cats
  • When flowering is complete you can cut back the leaves and stems after they have turned yellow. This plant can self-seed.
  • Plant in fall or early spring in your garden. If you choose to grow in a pot you can plant anytime between spring and fall.

 

Tiny Todd – Asiatic Lily

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Photo source: https://www.gardenia.net/plant/lilium-tiny-todd-lily
 
Tiny Todd Asiatic lilies are large white flowers with pale pink and up to 7-9 flowers per bulb. They are upward-facing and have a slight fragrance.

  • Blooms in early-mid summer
  • Grows 18-24 inches tall
  • Grows best in full sun or partial shade
  • Please note that these flowers can be toxic to cats
  • When flowering is complete you can cut back the leaves and stems after they have turned yellow. This plant can self-seed.
  • Plant in fall or early spring in your garden. If you choose to grow in a pot you can plant anytime between spring and fall.

 

Tom Pouce – Oriental Lily

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Photo source: https://www.gardenia.net/plant/lilium-tom-pouce-lily
 
Tom Pouce oriental lilies are over 8 inches wide with soft purplish-pink flowers. They have a yellow ribbing contrasting with dark brown stamens and are truly a stunning sight.

  • Blooms in mid-late summer
  • Grows up to 3 feet tall
  • Grows best in full sun or partial shade
  • Please note that these flowers can be toxic to cats
  • When flowering is complete you can cut back the leaves and stems after they have turned yellow. This plant can self-seed.
  • Plant in fall or early spring in your garden. If you choose to grow in a pot you can plant anytime between spring and fall.

 

White American – Easter Lily

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Photo source: https://www.gardenia.net/plant/lilium-longiflorum-white-american-lily-1
 
The White American (Easter Lily)  is a pure white trumpet-shaped blossom that is up to 5 inches across. Easter lilies have recurved petals with pale green tips and yellow anthers. They face outwards and have 4-8 per stem.

  • Blooms in early-mid summer
  • Grows 32-40 inches tall
  • Grows best in full sun or partial shade
  • Plant in spring or fall in a minimum of 3 bulbs
  • Please note that these flowers can be toxic to cats

 

Sending Lilies

If you’re thinking about sending lilies to a friend, family member or colleague you can find them at sites like 1800flowers, From You Flowers, Proflowers, FTD and Teleflora. We hope you’ve enjoyed this post featuring 40 different types of lilies.


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