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