The Language of Lilies – Wild at Heart

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The Language of Lilies

The Language of Lilies

 

THE LANGUAGE OF LILIES

Lilium is a genus of herbaceous flowering plants growing from bulbs. Most species are native to the northern hemisphere.


There are about 100 species in the Lilium family. They flower during the spring and summer and grow anywhere from two to six feet in height.


Lilies are known for their large petals and can be found in shades of white, red, orange, yellow and pink.

Close up of a Single Stem Bouquet of Red Lilies

LILIES IN BOUQUETS

Lilies have one of the largest cut flower lifespans, making them the perfect flower to have in your home. We love having single stem lily bouquets as they are timeless and create a beautiful feature piece on a side or coffee table.


As beautiful as they are, lilies are toxic to cats and dogs so keep these fabulous blooms away from your furry friends!


LILIES FOR WEDDINGS AND EVENTS

Lilies have been used at weddings and events for many years. We particularly love calla lilies within bridal bouquets and arrangements due to their unique shape. 


Lilies are loved by many and are one of the most well known flowers!


Lilies also hold a place in history for brides as in roman times, it is said that brides wore crowns of lilies to give hope of having many children.


Wild at Heart floral tablescape at the Mandrake Hotel
Oil on Canvas painting by John Singer Sargent of Lilies and Roses

LILIES IN HISTORY

Lilies have been depicted in history for centuries. They are often associated with Christianity and are mentioned in both the old and new testaments.


Lilies have also been used in cuisines for many years and the bulbs which are edible are cultivated in China & Korea.


THE MEANING OF LILIES

- Purity

- Innocence

- Rebirth

- Femininity

- Fertility 

- Compassion


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