Lilium (members of which are true lilies) is a genus of herbaceous flowering plants growing from bulbs, all with large prominent flowers. Lilies are a group of flowering plants which are important in culture and literature in much of the world. Most species are native to the temperate northern hemisphere, though their range extends into the northern subtropics. Many other plants have "lily" in their common name but are not related to true lilies.
These colourful, early-blooming Asiatic Lilies are all hybrids of Asiatic species, and they are a vigorous and fast-growing group of plants. Colours range from the softest pastels to fiery reds and oranges. Their straight stems and heavy bud count make them superb cut flowers.
This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.