Lilies are some of the most prized blooms we find in our gardens each summer season. It's hard to pick our favorite of the thousands of varieties of lilies out there so we've narrowed it down to our top five lily varieties of the summer.
Top 5 lily varieties of the summer
Star light. Star bright. If you are looking for one of the most renowned lilies to add to your garden this summer, the Stargazer is the one you’re after. Stargazer lilies–Oriental hybrids–add a pop of bright pink to the areas of your garden that receive full sun and are the perfect accent in floral arrangements.
Mona Lisa would have smiled if she saw one of these soft pink lilies of the Oriental variety. Perhaps that's why horticulturalists named this lily variety after her? Mona Lisa lilies grow over a foot tall, bloom late summer to early fall and do best in sun to part sun.
They aren’t as fancy as the lilies you’d buy at the florist for corsages and bouquets but Happy Returns daylilies do just what their name says–return! While many lilies have a limited number of blooms per year, this variety of daylily is the perfect way to keep happy little lily blooms in your yard throughout the summer! Each bloom only lasts about 16 hours (almost one day) but you'll have an abundance of them. Daylilies are great for garden borders in areas of the yard that receive full sun.
It's hard not to fall in love with the showy, periwinkle-colored flowers the Lily of the Nile produces each year. And they're a great plant to use as a garden border since they have large evergreen foliage. The Lily of the Nile does best in partial to full sun and blooms mid-summer through fall
As it's name suggests, the Fragrant Candy daylily is scent-sational! Not only does this daylily smell just like candy, it also provides large, colorful blooms throughout the summer. They're also some of the most hardy flowers you'll find.
Looking to add any of these lily varieties to your garden? We carry all five of these so come on in and we'll help you find them!