I am very partial to Lilies. My favorite are Tiger Lilies. Different parts of my yard have different lilies that bloom different times of the year. At this time, I have some pink lilies blooming, which you can see in the above picture. They are SO pretty!
Did you know that there are 110 varieties of lilies? Some species are sometimes grown or harvested for the edible bulbs! Lilies are actually leafy stemmed herbs.
The large flowers have six petals, are often fragrant, and come in a range of colors ranging through whites, yellows, oranges, pinks, reds and purples. Markings include spots, brush strokes and picotees (a variety of flower whose edge is a different color than the flower's base color). The plants are summer flowering.
Do you have a favorite variety of lily?