Different types of lilies

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Different types of lilies
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Lilies are perennial plants that come in a wide range of colours, shapes and sizes. These plants are frequently used as accent plants and borders. Lilies rank fourth among all flowers in global popularity.

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Asiatic Lilies

Asiatic lilies are hardy, pest-resistant plants. Asiatics bloom from late June through August and usually bear 3 to 12 flowers on each stem.

Oriental Lilies

Oriental lilies are late bloomers, flowering from August through September in most zones. These aromatic lilies have 6 to 12 open-faced blossoms in various shades of red, pink, white and yellow.

Martagon Lilies

Martagon lilies are hybrids with dainty, down-facing flowers. Martagon lilies prefer shady areas.

Tiger Lilies

Tiger lilies have large, orange blooms that are covered with dark spots. These lilies are sometimes called ditch lilies because they grow well in and around ditches.

Trumpet Lilies

Trumpet lilies are tall, fragrant flowers often planted against fences or buildings. These lilies are not as hardy as other types of lilies.

LA Hybrids

LA lilies are a hybrid of Easter lilies and Asiatic lilies. This type of lily has very large flowers and a long blooming life.

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