1. Lilies are believed to have been under cultivation longer than any other ornamental flower, having existed in gardens 3,000 years ago.
2. Lilies are found in nearly all parts of the world. In fact, it is one of the most common flowers found in the continent of Europe.
3. Nearly all the white lilies are scented. But the tiger lily is an exception as it has a sweet scent.
4. In Chinese language, it symbolizes 'being forever in love'! It also stands for good luck in the Chinese culture.
5. Tiger lilies are called so because these flowers are large, wide, have bright yellow color and spots on it.
6. Lilies have been symbolized for different meanings in different parts of the world. While it was a holy flower for the Assyrians, in Feng Shui, it stands for abundance.
7. When talking about the meanings and symbolism associated with lilies, the white lily stands for purity or virginity, the tiger lily is known for wealth and majesty, the day lily symbolizes coquetry, whereas the lily of the valley is known for sweetness.
8. Lilies have a very long vase life. However, if you want the lilies to stay fresh longer, and prevent them from staining, you should remove the excess pollen found in these flowers.
9. Besides the white and tiger lily, the Humboldt lily, Turk's cap lily, Bolander's lily, Washington lily, Leopard lily, Canada lily, Alpine lily, Carolina lily, Philadelphia lily, Japanese lily, are some different types of lilies.
10. When talking about toxicity, it should be noted that lilies can be toxic to cats. Therefore, if you have a pet cat, you should avoid planting lilies in your garden.
11. The lily flower is the second most favorite flower in the world (first being the rose). Therefore, it is widely used in bouquets, for making centerpieces, as gifts, etc.
12. Lilies have also been known and used for medicinal purposes since long time. Lily containing medications were used to treat toxicity and depression.