What Does a Lily Symbolize?

When presented at a funeral, a lily symbolizes restored innocence for the deceased. However, lilies of various types and colors represent other traits when presented to the living. For example, a white lily symbolizes virtue and chastity, and a Peruvian lily symbolizes friendship and devotion.

White stargazer lilies represent sympathy, whereas pink stargazer lilies symbolize prosperity and wealth. Lilies of the valley are commonly presented as a gift for a second wedding anniversary; they symbolize devotion and humility. In general, lilies are known as the official flower for the month of May, and they represent the 30th wedding anniversary for couples.