Lily – Lilium longiflorum

Symbolism: Lily flowers symbolize purity, innocence, and rebirth. They often represent the Virgin Mary in religious iconography and are associated with the resurrection of Christ.

Description: Lily flowers exhibit large, trumpet-shaped blooms with six petal-like tepals. Colors range from white, pink, yellow, orange, to red, often with markings or spots. They grow on tall, slender stems with long, narrow leaves. Lilies are known for their captivating fragrance and elegant appearance, making them popular in gardens and arrangements.

Named after: The name Lily comes from the Latin word lilium, meaning "pure," "passion," or "rebirth”.

Latin/Scientific name: Lilium longiflorum

Native to: Taiwan and the Ryukyu Islands

Flowering period: From early summer all the way through fall, depending on variety

Vase life: 10 to 14 days

Popular use in floral arrangements or bouquets: Lilies are commonly used in floral arrangements like our Esa and in our pink lilies with ruscus or Summerhill bouquets.

When in stock in our shops: Cut Easter Lilies are available year-round.  Potted lilies available during the Easter and Passover holiday season.

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Potted or cut, we always have Easter lilies in stock.

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