There are about 3-6 flowers per stem. Flowers are trumpet-shaped, 5-7 inches long (13-18 cm). Flowers are white in color.
Species: Lilium longiflorum
Symbolizes: Purity, hope, innocence, and peace.
Also Known As: Easter Lily, White Trumpet Lily
Care, Handling & Design
Temperature: 34-38 F (1-3C)
Water: Medium water quality. Avoid softened water.
Vase Life: 4-11 days
What to Look for When Purchasing
Look for healthy green foliage, a straight stem, and plenty of well-formed buds, symmetrically arranged with only one or two flowers open. Look for transparent, dried or dropped flower buds which are signs of ethylene damage.
Leaf yellowing can be an issue in foam. Make sure foam is kept well hydrated.
Longiflorum lilies are a must in Easter floral designs. These elegant showy blooms pair well with smaller size flowers as well as look stunning arranged by themselves. Arrange all the lilies first then add other flowers to ensure even space. Remove the yellow anthers once the flower is fully opened. This prevents pollen from staining the petals and yourself.
This species is less sensitive to ethylene after harvest than some other lilies.
Pest & Disease Information
Susceptible to botrytis.
To prevent bud drop or drying, use an ethylene action inhibitor treatment. For premature leaf yellowing, use an anti-yellowing treatment at farm level after harvest, and use bulb crop or lily specific flower food. Pollen sheds stain whatever they touch. Remove them when the flower opens.
For optimal care of Longiflorum Lily, please reference the chart of products below. Make sure to select your region to see which products are available.