When it comes to adding a touch of elegance and charm to your garden, few flowers can rival the timeless beauty of lilies. As we celebrate lilies as our Plant of the Month, let’s explore the fascinating world of these graceful blooms and discover some of their stunning varieties.

A symphony of colours



Lilies (genus Lilium) are renowned for their diverse range of colours and patterns. From the classic white purity of the Casablanca Lily to the vibrant and exotic hues of the Tiger Lily, there’s a lily variety to suit every gardener’s taste. Whether you prefer fiery reds, warm oranges, or delicate pastels, lilies offer an enchanting palette that can transform any garden into a work of art.

Shapes and sizes

Lilies also come in various shapes and sizes. The most common types include Asiatic, Oriental, and Trumpet lilies.

Asiatic Lilies:

These are known for their early bloom times and vibrant, upward-facing flowers. They come in a wide spectrum of colours, making them a popular choice for adding a pop of colour to gardens.

Asiatic Lily


Oriental Lilies:

These lilies are famous for their large, fragrant, and exotic-looking blooms. They tend to bloom later in the summer and are available in striking shades of pink, white, and deep red.

Oriental Lily


Trumpet Lilies:

With their trumpet-shaped flowers and bold, dramatic appearance, these lilies are a showstopper in any garden. They often have a sweet fragrance and come in various colours.

Trumpet Lily


Year-round enjoyment

The beauty of lilies isn’t limited to the garden alone. You can cut lilies and display them in vases, bringing their elegance indoors. Plus, many lilies are perennial, so with proper care, they’ll return to grace your garden year after year.


Lilies are the quintessential garden flowers, offering an array of colours, shapes, and fragrances to captivate the senses. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting your green journey, lilies are a must-have addition to your outdoor oasis.


Layer your garden with lilies

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