Lilies are perennial plants with stems almost 1 meter high. These are strong enough, and in them, you can find the leaves and flowers of the bulb.
The flowers of this plant are large and come in various colors. The most popular colors are white. Then, You should know that the following lily coloring pages below are waiting for you to be colored. So, let us have fun.
Printable Lily Coloring Pages
The bulb of the lily is composed of interlocking fleshy scales. The unbranched erect stems are of variable height, but they do not allow the foot to spread.
They carry deciduous, elliptical, lanceolate, spiral, whorled, or alternate leaves, somewhat shiny and medium to dark green.
The flowers are solitary or in bunches (cluster, panicle, or umbel). They can be erect, drooping, inclined, or horizontal, with dimensions ranging from 2 to more than 10cm in diameter and shapes that vary: trumpet-shaped, turban-shaped, cup-shaped, or funnel-shaped.
They count each one six tepals (plain, striated, or with papillae) as well as six stamens and a protruding pistil.
Thanks to them, the plant is very decorative and ornamental, but it also seduces by its sweet fragrance, sometimes even its very, even too powerful perfume.
Please beware of the pollen of the lily flowers. It stains and can cause irritating skin reactions.
The flowers contain flavonoids and an aromatic essence rich in vanillin, and the bulb contains carbohydrates, mucilage, phytosterols, and saponosides.
The white lily was once used as a medicinal plant: its cooked bulb, applied as a poultice on a boil, a panariasis, or an abscess, allowed the infection to ripen.
The petals macerated in alcohol can be used as an antiseptic promoting the healing of a wound, while if they are macerated in oil, their application on a burn calms and heals it.
Where to Plant The Lily?
The lily prefers a sunny or semi-shaded location and shelter from the wind. It likes almost all soils but particularly appreciates well-drained, light, and humus-rich soils.
Many varieties of lilies fear limestone, excess moisture, and drought. It can be used in small groups to decorate beds or rock gardens. Its exquisite flowers will make gorgeous bouquets.
The lily associates very well with iris, lupins, peonies. To compose great clumps of lilies, plant them in groups of at least five bulbs.