Availability: May - September
Common Names: Easter Lily, St Joseph’s lily
Genus Name: Lilium longiflorum
Family Name: Liliaceae
Place of Origin: Japan and Taiwan
Varieties available: the few cultivars of the longiflorum are all very similar and colour is limited to white.
It is a stem rooting lily, growing up to 1 m high. It bears a number of funnel shaped, white, fragrant, and outward facing flowers.
Did you know?
Some lily varieties are toxic to cats. This is known to be so especially for Lilium longiflorum. It can cause acute kidney failure.
Display the flowers in a bright but cool location and away from fruit.