Botanical name: Lilium
Plant family: Lily family (bot. Liliaceae)
Occurrence: northern hemisphere
There are several stories about the lily. One says that the power of the milk of Hera, the patron goddess of marriage, created the Milky Way. However, some of their milk is said to have dripped onto the earth and the lily emerged from it. Others say that the lily came from the Orient, where it was bred for its beauty and fragrance. No matter which story you want to believe, the lily is and remains a majestic beauty with elegance and perfection.
Wherever lilies unfold their beauty, they involuntarily attract everyone’s attention and impress their viewer with the perfection and presence of their large flowers. For this reason it is not very difficult for them to let every room in which they linger shine in their splendor. No wonder the lily was chosen to be the flower of kings. It is a genus of the lily family (bot. Liliaceae) with around 110 species. Some species are among the oldest ornamental plants at all. The genus has its evolutionary origin in the Himalayas. In the meantime, however, it can be found on all continents of the northern hemisphere, preferably in climatically temperate zones.
Care tips for lilies
Cut the lilies diagonally with a sharp knife and immediately place the stems in plenty of fresh, cold water. The lilies will draw a lot of water in the first few hours. Watch the water level and add more water if necessary. You should prune the stems of the lilies every two days. However, when the flowers are fully open, we recommend only topping up with water and not moving the flowers too much. If you move too much, the pollen will be lost on the petal, which can tarnish the perfect picture a little. You can also remove the pistils with the pollen with a pair of scissors, but the lily shines a little more with the pistil than without.
If the pollen does get on your clothing, it’s best to use tape and simply peel off the orange dust. This enormously reduces the later stains or prevents them from appearing at all.