Lilies have dramatic impact
Graceful lilies are the perfect way to make a statement for your next occasion. Mixed in with some roses or other flowers, lilies make your flower arrangements not only colorful but also dramatic and beautiful. Lilies are fast becoming a popular flower, and they're not just for funerals anymore. Lily bouquets can make for bold and exciting flower decor and are much-desired for parties and special occasions.
Types of Lilies
There are many different types of lilies available for your next flower arrangement. Like roses, lilies, too, have a language—they represent purity and high aspirations. Hence, lilies can be a good flower to give for a holiday like Easter or for any other religious occasion, such as a confirmation or a first communion. As well, lilies are becoming popular in wedding flower arrangements, and of course, they're the first choice for funerals.
You can choose from any one of these lilies for your next arrangement:
- Calla lily: A colorful flower, the calla lily has a graceful swirled petal arrangement with a bright stamen. The most popular calla lilies are white with a yellow stamen, but they can come in many different colors, including pink, purple and yellow.
- Asiatic lily: The Asiatic hybrids make a bold statement. They are often star-shaped, with showy, splayed petals in a ray around the stamen. These lilies come in many different shades, including flaming orange and dark purple. The red lily is also of the Asiatic variety.
- Tiger lily: A cheerful summer flower, the tiger lily is striped like the animal itself—orange with darker stripes—and has a prominent stamen. These flowers give an exotic feel to any flower arrangements, and they are a good second choice if you can't afford orchids.
Lily flower arrangements can be used for nearly every occasion, but they're most frequently seen at funerals. They're also commonly given to mark religious occasions or holidays. However, you can give lilies for nearly every occasion, and you can mix them with other, less showy flowers to make an arrangement with impact.
Lilies have a heavy scent that perfumes any room, so this may not be the best flower choice for those who don't like strong smells, no matter how pleasant. For anyone else, however, lilies are sure to make for a bouquet or arrangement they'll love.