Italy's national flower is the lily, and it symbolically represents purity and refined beauty. Based on its color and type, different meanings are attached to lilies.Continue Reading
White lilies represent modesty and virginity, orange is for passion, yellow symbolizes gaiety, and Lily of the Valley represents sweetness and purity. Easter lilies are trumpet-shaped, white and waxy flowers that are a symbol of the Virgin Mary.
Oil extracted from lilies softens skin and promotes healing. The oils are used in massage, facial treatments and baby products. In the warm Spring months, the Alpine lily blankets fields in Italy's Gran Paradiso National Park in northern Italy.Learn more about Outdoor Plants & Flowers
To care for a peace lily, provide adequate shade with indirect sunlight, keep the temperature warm and consistent, give it organic fertilizer, water it weekly, and transplant it when needed. Peace lilies are easy to care for with some basic maintenance.Full Answer >
The Japanese peace lily is resilient and forgiving, making it ideal for the novice indoor gardener. This plant thrives in shade and indirect light, requires weekly watering and prefers constant temperatures between 65 and 80 F. Applying an organic fertilizer in spring and summer aids blooming, and good drainage prevents root rot.Full Answer >
A surprise lily is a flower named for its peculiar growth; leaves appear in spring, then die, and then the flower appears around August. According to the University of Illinois Extension, there are several species of surprise lilies in existence.Full Answer >
Lily pads, or water lilies, need 4 to 6 hours of sunlight a day. They should cover no more than 50 to 75 percent of the surface of a pond. They can be removed from the water if the pond gets too cold in the winter as long as they are planted in pots that allow the height to be adjusted. Regular fertilizing is important.Full Answer >