There are many plants that are described as lilies, but this is all about those with large trumpet shaped flowers that are highly prized for their fragrance. Others such as calla lilies, daylilies, water lilies and lily of the valley are quite different although attractive in their own way, but cannot compare with the true lilies described in an article which I found on the Garden lovers Club website.
Big, beautiful lily flowers are some of the most recognizable flowers in the world. The flower is actually so popular that many flowers with ?lily? in the name aren?t actually true lilies! Daylilies, calla lilies, water lilies, and lily of the valley are just a few of the dozens of ?lilies? you may have heard of.
True lilies belong to the genus?lilium,?but these flowers are so widely hybridized for a variety of shapes, colors, sizes, and patterns that very specific species of lilies can be hard to pin down. Instead, we?ll discuss some of the larger types of lilies.
Also called an Aurelian Lily, the trumpet lily is the most iconic lily due to the trumpet shape of its blooms. Trumpet lilies are very fragrant, and can fill your house or garden with a beautiful scent. In your garden, Trumpet lilies will generally bloom before Oriental lilies and after Asiatic.
Another iconic lily, the?lilium longiflorum, is a very popular lily during the Christian celebration of Easter. Easter lilies are native to the Ryukyu Islands in Japan, and the stalks can grow up to a meter high. These pristine white blooms are trumpet shaped and generally thinner than Trumpet lilies. The white blooms are out-ward facing and have a light fragrance. Although these plants are beautiful and edible for humans, the Easter Lily in particular is toxic to cats, so cat-owners should be careful about bringing these plants into their homes.
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