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What are the different types of lilies?

There are about 100 species and thousands of varieties, but here are a few of the most well-known:

  • Stargazer
    • Oriental hybrid
    • Hardiness zones 4 - 9
    • Pink with speckles
  • Tiger
    • Asiatic hybrid
    • Hardiness zones 3 - 9
    • Orange curved petals with dark spots
  • Roselily
    • Double oriental
    • Hardiness zones 3 - 8
    • Pink or white, double layer of petals
  • Tiny Double You
    • Dwarf Asiatic
    • Hardiness zones 3 - 8
    • Orange, double layer of petals
  • Easter
    • Hardiness zones 4 - 8
    • Pink or white
  • Madonna
    • Hardiness zones 6 - 9
    • White
  • Orange
    • Hardiness zones 8 - 10
    • Orange with a reddish tinge on petal tips
  • Casa Blanca
    • Oriental hybrid
    • Hardiness zones 4 - 9
    • White with light brown anthers
  • Forever Susan
    • Asiatic
    • Hardiness zones 3 - 9
    • Dark purple with orange on petal tips
  • Tiny Bee
    • Dwarf Asiatic
    • Hardiness zones 3 - 9
    • Yellow
  • Lollipop
    • Asiatic
    • Hardiness zones 3 - 8
    • White with pink tips

Although Daylilies, Calla Lilies, and Peruvian Lilies (aka alstroemeria) all have the word “lily” in them, they’re not true lilies and are in separate families. One big difference: true lilies can be toxic to humans and pets if ingested, while *day* lilies are edible.

To learn more about lilies, read our Growing Lilies blog post!

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