Lilies bring drama and colour to any garden and because they’re perennials you get to enjoy them every year.
There are two main classes of Lilies, Asiatic and Oriental. Asiatic lilies are generally shorter, have upward facing flowers and bloom in early summer. They come in many different colours and slowly expand in your garden every year. Their average height is about three feet.
Oriental lilies tend to be a little taller, so if you live in a windy area consider staking them to keep them from blowing over. Oriental lilies bloom a little later than the Asiatic lilies, so if you grow them together you will have Lilies all summer long.
Daylilies belong to the genus Hemerocallis and are not true lilies. Some of the newer varieties have flowers that open in the evening and remain open until the evening of the following day. Many of these night blooming plants are delightfully fragrant. Each daylily plant produces an abundance of flower buds that open over a long period of time. There are many varieties, a wide range of flower colours, and the flowers continue during the heat of the summer.
How to Plant Lilies
How to Grow Daylilies