Yellow is definitely not my favorite color, but I am simply amazed by my beautiful yellow lilies.
Lilies are perennial plants and belong to the family Liliaceae.
There are many types of lilies and you can find them in different colors: white, yellow, orange, pink, red or purple. White lilies symbolize purity and good luck in Japan, tiger lilies symbolize wealth and majesty, orange lilies symbolize passion and Easter lily is a symbol of Virgin Mary.
Asiatic lilies are the easiest to grow, because they can grow in any type of soil and prefer warm and cold weather. Oriental lilies have a sweet fragrance and they prefer a slightly acidic soil. Lilies can grow from 2 to 6 feet in height and have large flowers with 6 tepals.
All types of lilies need a well drained soil.
Do not let them stand in water, because the bulbs will rot.
Did you know that some species can be used as food?
For example, tiger lily is edible by humans. But be aware that lilies are toxic to cats. Lilies could cause renal failure in cats.
Lilies were used in the traditional Asian medicine of the treatment of toxicities and depressions.
Lilies add color and beauty to any garden!
Which is your favorite lily?