Cutflower Nomenclature

Scientific/Botanical Name:

Genus: Lilium



English Name:


Common Name:

lily, lilies,

Botanical Family:

Name in Latin: Liliaceae

Name in English: The Lily Family

The Plant

Origin: Mostly from temperate woodlands of Northern Hemisphere.

Growth Habit: herbaceous, flowering plant from bulbs: perennial.

Flower: 6 tepals often fragrant; 4 main shapes: trumpet, bowl, recurred, funnel

Blooming Period: late spring - summer

Leaf: narrow strap-like


Can be grown both indoors,: garden: container and cut flowers

Care and Handling

Soil: special well drained organic soil

Amount of water: In growth period , water freely. Do not require daily watering

Nutrition: High potash liquid fertilizer- every two weeks during growth. Avoid high nitrogen fertilizers.

Special handling: full sun with lily feet in shade. Dead head blossoms as they fade to conserve energy/

Special feature/remarks:

Species of this genus are "true" lilies- 110 species. Symbolizes "Purity and refined beauty."