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Posted by Breens Florist on August 17, 2020 | Last Updated: September 3, 2020 Flowers Gifts

The Many Different Kinds of Lilies

Lilies are truly amazing, not just for their striking beauty, but also for their incredible diversity. They come in a vast array of shapes, colors, sizes, and fragrances. They’re one of the most popular flowers in the world!  To keep the profusion of lily types organized, they have been sorted into 9 different categories. Discover all the beautiful types of lilies and prepare to be amazed at all the beautiful varieties!

Lily Meanings

Commonly recognized meanings of the lily are purity, fertility, beauty, grace, and rebirth. For more color-specific symbolism, check out the following: 

  • White Lilies mean purity, innocence, modesty, and grace.
  • Yellow Lilies mean happiness, good health, gratitude, and healing.  
  • Light Pink Lilies mean elegance, femininity,  and generosity.
  • Dark Pink Lilies mean prosperity, abundance, and ambition. 
  • Red Lilies mean passion, desire, and romance.
  • Orange Lilies mean confidence, encouragement, and wealth.

Basic Lily Facts

True lilies easily identifiable from their six petals and six anthers, which is the oval sack that contains pollen. Lilies typically have large blooms and come in nearly every color. Some lilies are very fragrant, while others have no smell at all. Lilies have a special regal-ness and purity about them which makes them a popular flower in meaningful ceremonies such as weddings, official celebrations, and births.

Lily Classifications & Examples

Pink Pixie Lilies

Pink Pixie Lilies


Division 1:
Asiatic Hybrid – Most popular lilies in the world. Come in almost every color but have little to no scent. Attractive and long-lasting.  (Tango, Forever Susan, Orange Pixie Lily, Elodie Lily, Lollipop).

 

 

 

 

Turk's Cap Lily

Turk’s Cap Lily


Division 2:
Martagon Hybrid – Dramatic, visually interesting, producing many small dainty downward-facing blossoms. Flowers can be numerous 40-50 per stem and strikingly colored. (Turk’s Cap)

 

 

 

 

Madonna Lily

Madonna Lily


Division 3
: Candidum Hybrid – Famous for the Madonna lily that has a lovely fragrance, white flowers, and a yellow base. 

 

 

 

 

Tiger Lily

Tiger Lily


Division 4:
American Hybrid – Includes hybrids of wild lilies in North America. (Tiger Lily).

 

 

 

 

Easter Lilies

Easter Lilies

 

Division 5: Longiflorum Hybrid – Known for Easter lily and hybrids with elegant pure white petals and trumpet-shaped. Bloom during Easter.

 

 

 

 

African Queen Lily

African Queen Lily


Division 6: Trumpet and Aurelian Hybrids
– Tall and elegant with stunning trumpet-shaped flowers. Lush, large, and heady sweet fragrance. (African Queen).

 

 

 

 

Stargazer Lily

Stargazer Lily


Division 7
: Oriental Hybrid – Known for large blooms and great scents. (Stargazer, Casablanca, Acapulco Lily).

 

 

 

 

Orange LA Hybrid Lily

Orange LA Hybrid Lily

 


Division 8:
Interdivisional Hybrids – Includes hybrids of the previous 7 divisions.

 

 

 

 

Wild Yellow and Red Lily

Wild Yellow and Red Lily


Division 9: Species
– Ancestors to all of the other classes. Natural with delicate beauty.  

 

 

 

 

Beautiful and classic an arrangement designed of only fragrant white lilies is always suitable for any occasion.

WHITE LILY BOUQUET

Now that you know about the incredible and beautiful world of lilies, you can pick out the perfect types for yourself or for your loved ones – there’s so many to choose from! Here at Breens Florist we have a gorgeous selection of lilies and other flowers to choose from for whenever you want to brighten someone’s day.