Fresh lilies, imposing world traveler full of beautiful symbolism. You can easily create a contemporary, natural image with the lily. Colors and shapes abound. You choose! And what makes the lily extra fun: it is bursting with symbolic meanings.
COLORS AND SHAPES OF FRESH LILIES
You can go in all directions with the lily. It offers you plenty of choice in terms of colour, shape and size. You will find the lily in serene white and calm pink, but also in striking red, yellow, purple and orange. It is also available with stripes, borders or dots. The shape of the flower is also very diverse. The lily is available in trumpet shape, but also in flat shape and bowl shape. The flowers can have a diameter of 7 to 25 centimeters. Fragrance is also a striking aspect of the lily flower: they range from odorless to strongly scented.
SYMBOLIC OF FRESH LILY
The lily is full of symbolism. The main symbolic meanings are: Femininity. In the time of the Greeks and Romans, brides were given a crown of lilies in the hope of a pure and fruitful life. Love. In Victorian times, upon receiving a sweet-smelling lily, one knew for sure: this is my lover. Purity. White lilies are often used at weddings as a sign of virginity and purity. Transience. The serene and pure appearance of the lily expresses emotions in times of loss and mourning.
ORIGIN OF FRESH LILY
Lilies are not only versatile in terms of color, shape and size, but also where they come from. In the wild you can find them in Korea, Japan and parts of Siberia, but also close to the equator, in India. In Europe, the lily is native to the Caucasus, the Balkan countries, Greece, Poland, the Alps and the Pyrenees. It also occurs in the wild in most American states, with the exception of the southwestern part of the United States. So you can safely call the lily a world traveler!
GOOD TO KNOW ABOUT FRESH LILY
Fan of lilies but afraid of stains in your clothes? There are double-flowered lily varieties, such as the beautiful Roselily, that have no stamens. This not only gives the advantage that you have no chance of yellow spots, the flower also smells considerably less. Good news for the sharp noses among us!