LILY COLOUR, MEANING & GIFTING OCCASION
White Lily Meaning
- Purity and Virtue
- Rebirth or the complete restoration of innocence for the departed soul
When To Gift White Lily
- Funerals for some Chinese cultures, in the U.S and Singapore too
Pink Lily Meaning
- Love, compassion and admiration
- Prosperity and abundance
Yellow Lily Meaning
Red Lily Meaning
Orange Lily Meaning
When To Gift Orange Lily
- Celebrate promotions
- New house
IMPORTANT GIFTING NOTES FOR LILY
Lily For Gifting: Do's
- Historically, Lilies are gifted for the 30th anniversary, so if you’re looking for the surprise for your parents’ wedding anniversary, this is it.
- People who love flowers will surely appreciate having Lilies around the house, for they are quite long-lasting. Yay for a pop of colour!
Lily For Gifting: Don'ts
- Lilies can cause kidney failure in cats. Avoid gifting these to cat owners!
- Some Lilies, especially the Oriental variety, produces a lot of pollen. While stamens (that contain pollen) can be trimmed away, it’s advisable not to gift these to people who have allergies.
LILY FLOWER CARE 101
Basic Care Steps For Cut Lilies
- Once they’ve arrived, trim an inch from their stems in a diagonal fashion, with a sharp, clean clipper, while keeping the stems submerged in water.
- Clear any leaves below the water line to reduce the chances of bacteria build up.
- Fill your vase with room temperature water, and add in flower food as needed.
- Keep the vase topped up with water, and change once every two days. Remove leaves and flowers as they fade.
- Need more tips? Read our Flower Care Guide!
Additional Pro-Tips for Lily Flower Care
- Though planted Lilies do well in sunlight, cut Lilies are the opposite. To keep the blooms looking fresh, and for increased life length, store them in a cool environment.
- Removing the pollen isn’t just good for your health, but your Lilies too! It can erode the petals and reduce the lifespan of your flowers significantly.
LILY: A HISTORY
Despite its godly ties, the earliest documentation of a Lily was a picture discovered in Crete, back in 1580 B.C! They’re also one of the oldest cultivated plants, grown by Ancient Greeks, Romans and Asians for their medicinal properties.
- Comes in all colours
- Has spotted petals
- Native to Asia
- Very fragrant
- White, pink, red, yellow
- Flowers can bloom up to 22cm
- Native to Japan
- Very fragrant
- Comes in all colours, sometimes two-toned
- Bowl-shaped petals
- Native to Japan and Taiwan