img_1293Lily also known as Asiatic lily and oriental lily, is a trumpet shaped flower. It grows to a six inch diameter with the stems growing up to three feet long. It carries four to eight blossoms. Many of the lilies live up to two weeks. Lilies come in various colors like white, yellow, pink, red and orange. There are 10 different species of lilies. They are highly toxic to cats and safe for humans. Since 12th century lilies have been considered a symbol for purity. They can be grown indoors and outdoors. Lilies come in different colors like, red orange, pink, white and yellow. They are forced to grow all throughout the year to meet the demands. A lily is one of the most popular flowers in the world. It has various medicinal and non-medicinal properties. It has different meaning and symbolisms in different cultures.

Symbolism of lily:

Lilies have over the centuries have had different uses and different meaning. Every culture considered lilies important and had meanings associated with it. The various meanings given to lilies are:

  1. Chastity
  2. Purity
  3. Productiveness
  4. Purification
  5. Motherhood
  6. Remembrance
  7. Transitioning

In the Greek culture lilies are associated with birth and are considered a symbol for motherhood. Christians consider lily as a symbol of chastity. In a certain culture the dreams of lily means that a long thought upon plan must be executed immediately. In Buddhism tiger lily symbolizes sympathy, care, and aggressive characteristics associated with feminine nature.

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