Surprising Facts About Lilies You Won’t Believe Are Real

Facts about Lillies

The lily flower is one of the most beautiful flowers in the entire world. It is available in a wide array of colors and shapes. It are preferred by many because it symbolizes simplicity and purity. While it symbolizes beauty, there are many things that you don’t know about lilies.

Below are the most interesting tidbits and facts about lilies that will surely make you love this flower even more.

1 While lilies are abundant, they belong to the world’s top 10 most popular flower in the world. Thus, it is really common to see lilies in bouquets and centerpieces.

2 Sweet-smelling they might be, but lilies are highly toxic to cats. You should avoid planting this flower in your garden if you are a cat-lover.

3 Lilies contain compounds that are used in medicines that treat depression and anxiety. In fact, many civilizations have used lilies to treat different types of maladies.

4 Tiger lilies are considered as the most flamboyant lilies that you can plant in the garden. They are called such because they have large, wide and bright flowers.

5 These flowers have very long vase life and if you want to make them stay longer, you can remove the pollen found in the flower.

6 Different types of lilies also come with different meanings. White lilies symbolize purity as well as virginity while day lilies mean flirtation. Tiger lilies mean wealth and royalty while the lily of the valley indicates sweetness.

7 Lilies are used to symbolize a lot of things in different parts of the world. They are considered a holy flower in Assyrian civilization while Chinese Feng Shui associates them to abundance and good luck.

8 While most lilies are grown for their flowers, there are some species that are grown for their prized edible bulbs.

9 All white lilies are scented while the colored varieties are not with the exception of the tiger lily, which is famous for its sweet scent.

10 Lilies are found in many countries including the United States, India, Canada, Australia, Japan and most countries in Europe. In fact, lilies are the most common flowers found all over Europe.

+ Bonus Knowledge Nuggets

Lilies are considered as the most beautiful flower in the world so if you want to plant them in the garden, make sure that you plant them throughout the season. Apparently, this flower can not only grow well during spring and summer, but it can also grow well during winter.

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