Specie: L orientalis
Name in Latin: Liliaceae
Name in English: lily family
Origin: China and Japan
Growth Habit: Plant is a herbaceous perennial from a bulb
Flower: Cup-shaped flowers with elongated petals, 4 to 8 inches across, 3 to 6 flowers on stems 24 to 36 inches long.
Blooming Period: ..
Leaf: flat ellptical, narrow, smooth
these beautiful blossoms work well in mixed seasonal arrangements and more contemporary styled designs. Lilies are excellent focal flowers.
Care and Handling
Lasting Quality: 4-11 days
Amount of water: heavy drinkers
Special handling: • As an insurance policy, may want to consider treating with an anti-ethylene product. Choose stems with at least 2 fully developed (but not opened) buds and the rest well-colored, remove bottom foliage, recut stems under water and use fresh flower food but avoid brands with high sugar for some cultivars as leaf yellowing can be made worse. • Leaf yellowing can be due to low light or excess sugar in vase solution. Some markets sell anti-yellowing spray or uptake solutions that can be beneficial in delaying leaf yellowing. However, some anti-yellowing treatments may slow/inhibit bud opening and/or result in faded flower colors. Some cultivars are sensitive to fluoride levels normally found in drinking water.
Lily pollen can perminately stain clothing. Use gloves when removing anthers. If pollen should get on flower petals, gently brush it off with a chenille stem. If pollen should get on clothing, immediately lift it of by gently touching the pollen with sticky tape.