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Lilies

Updated on May 14, 2010

Lilies are beautiful, showy plants that come in a variety of colors and are able to thrive in a variety of climates which makes them very popular with gardeners. Their vibrant appearance has also made them popular in culture throughout the centuries.

Daylily

Hemerocallis
Hemerocallis

Originally from Asia these brightly colored flowers made their way to the United States and Europe during the 1930's. In there new found western home the daylily had little trouble adapting due to its versatile nature being able to thrive in a variety of soil types and climates.

Daylilies are also a perennial favorite for gardeners due to their vast array of colors: red, pink, purple, and even a peach color.


Madonna Lily

Lilium candidum
Lilium candidum

Native to the Balkan region of Europe and Southwest Asia the Madonna Lily has long been a symbol of Christianity, the white symbolizing purity and the Virgin. For nearly three hundred years the Madonna Lily has been grown throughout Europe and even in America.

Because the Madonna Lily is so susceptible to viruses it is best cultivated from a seed to a mature plant rather than raised as a perennial. 

Spider Lily

Crinum
Crinum

Native to South Africa the Spider Lily, also known as the Crinum Lily is a beautiful plant which thrives in tropical climates. They're now found all over the world from Johannesburg to Miami.

They grow well in direct sunlight or mild shade, but definitely need heat to thrive due to their tropical origin.Spider Lilies can even be grown in drought prone regions or used to decorate a freshwater aquarium.

They come in a variety of colors from green to red.


Tiger Lily

Lilium columbianum
Lilium columbianum

Tiger Lilies derive their name from their vibrant orange color speckled with dark brown spots. These flowers can be found growing anywhere from Canada to Nevada, showing their true versatility. They do however need moist soil and most Tiger Lilies do not do well being transplanted.

There is another variety of Tiger Lily found in Asia as well known as Lilium lancifolium. The only difference between the two varieties is the way they produce their bulbs.

Tiger Lilies are not just beautiful to look at and easy to grow, they also have medicinal purposed being able to alleviate nausea and ease morning sickness.

Nepal Lily

Lilium nepalense
Lilium nepalense

The Nepal Lily is a rather rare breed of lily found growing in the Himalayas of Nepal and Bhutan in Southern Asia. The Nepal Lily produces large downward facing flowers that are of a yellowish green hue with a deep scarlet throat.

Despite its distant and exotic origins the Nepal Lily can be grown in other parts of the world, particularly cooler to mild climates with ample shade.


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    • DevLin profile image

      DevLin 

      8 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Never really think about different species of the same thing. That was cool to see the differences of the same thing. Great photos.

    • Kay Creates profile image

      Kay Creates 

      8 years ago from Ohio

      I love lillies and enjoyed seeing your photos.

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