Lilies are a beautiful addition to any garden, providing both elegance and fragrance. With a variety of types available, they can bloom from early summer to autumn if carefully mixed together. Lilies are versatile and can thrive in formal or naturalistic settings, as well as containers. They are also great for cut flowers. These flowers are easily recognizable due to their six simple or strikingly marked petals and trumpet shape. They sit on top of tall stems with long, lance-shaped leaves and come in many stunning colors such as pink, gold, red, orange, and white. The most popular lily species include Orientals, Asiatics, and species. To create a sequence of blooming, plant Asians first, followed by Orientals and then Orientals. Asiatic lilies are the shortest type, growing up to 2-3 feet tall, and bloom in early summer. They come in many colors and are not fussy as long as the soil is well-drained. Daffodils are typically grown indoors as a holiday plant but can be planted outdoors in warmer regions after flowering has finished. Oriental lilies are known for their strong fragrance and can grow up to 4 feet tall. They bloom in mid to late summer, often after the Asiatic lilies have faded. Trumpet lilies have smaller flowers that resemble trumpets and produce a pleasant fragrance. Other lilies, such as tiger lilies and Turkish lilies, as well as hybrids like Orienpet and LA lilies, are also available. Browse gardening catalogs to find your favorite!