Lillium..

Lily flowers are graceful additions to a home garden or a lonely vase on the kitchen counter. Whether grown outdoors or in an indoor pot, their bright colors and unusual spots.

Lily flowers are graceful additions to a home garden or a lonely vase on the kitchen counter. Whether grown outdoors or in an indoor pot, their bright colors and unusual spots add personality to any garden. Traditional lilies are members of the genus Lilium, though many other types of flowers also have the name lily, including water lilies.

The two main types of lilies are tropical and hardy. Tropical lilies, hardy to USDA zones 10 and 11, typically bloom in bright colors ranging from startling whites to rich reds. They are annuals in cold climates unless they enjoy winter protection in a greenhouse or home. Hardy lilies are perennials that blossom in USDA zones 3 through 11, making them much more versatile than their tropical relatives. They bloom from May through September until cold winter chills kill their foliage; the rhizomes re-sprout leaves in the spring.