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Lilies, flowers and varieties.Advice on cultivation and choosing the best varieties of lilies to grow in the balcony or garden.
Lily, meaning of flowers
The lilyIt is one of flowers most fascinating summers: in the garden or on the balcony it captures the attention of passers-by and its meaning embodies the most predominant femininity, from Juno to the Madonna. In the Christian exception, theWhite Lilyhas become a symbol of purity while icolorful liliescarry the meaning ofhappinessand promise of faithful love.
Lily, the flower
Thelilyis a plant that belongs to the genus Lilium, modern day hybridizers have revived a large number of species andvariety which are similar in the general structure but differ in shape, scent, colors, bearing, size and cultivation needs. With the new onesvariety of liliesit is possible to choose between different pollen, molesmodern liliesdouble-flowered, pollen may be completely absent.
How to grow lilies? The lily is a flower capable of recreating a romantic atmosphere with a nostalgic flavor. For advice on how to grow lilies we refer you to the pageLily, cultivation and advice.
Lilies, the varieties
Before choosing anyvariety of lily, read the card / card of the plant in order to buy onevarietyrustic and resistant to winter cold, otherwise we will end up buying a lily that can only thrive in the short space of the summer season. There are mottled, cold-resistant or heat-resistant varieties. For example, iAsiatic liliesthey fear the great heat and should be protected in summer on the contrary, many species fear the cold and must be buried deeper if grown in the north (or dug up in autumn and planted the following spring).
The lily of Sant'Antonio
The white lily, also calledlily of Sant’Antonio it is undoubtedly the best known. Its botanical name isLilium candidum. It is the plant linked to Christian iconography and is quite resistant: it is capable of thriving in stony soils, on the side of the road and in soils rich in debris.
It is sensitive to mold so it hates high humidity and water stagnation. Its height is variable (from 150 cm up to over 2 meters) and, in summer, it offers a very rich flowering. For all the information on its meaning, its cultivation and the cultivation needs to be respected, we invite you to visit the pageHow to grow the white lily.
The Lily of San Giuseppe
Thelily of St. JosephorLilium bulbiferumit is a bulbous that is widespread throughout central Europe. It can be grown in northern Italy because it is more resistant to cold. It prefers calcareous soils and sunny places. The image of the lily of St. Joseph is shown in the photo above, the first on the page. The flower is orange in color and varies from lighter tones to heavier tones, even the dots vary and turn from orange to black.
The Martagone Lily
Themartagon lilyit blooms on the sunny slopes among the shrubs. It grows in calcareous, neutral or slightly acid soils, spontaneously thrives on the Alps and the Apennines: it is clear that it is acold-resistant lily. It blooms in summer and features darker mottled petals. The petals face down and sometimes even touch the stem. The background color of themartagon liliesit is a very lively pink and has darker speckles.
THEdouble-flowered liliesamaze for the even more predominant floweringvarietyLilium Dot Com and Lilium Fenice. THEdouble-flowered liliesthey have much more voluminous corollas which, instead of the classic six petals, carry corollas with 12, 18 or even 24 elements. Thedouble-flowered varietyare classified asmodern liliesbecause they are free of pollen and perfume. Another double-flowered variety is the Roselily oriental lily. Modern lilies have been selected to provide larger, more showy flowers and to overcome two classic lily problems: pollen stains and a too strong perfume.
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