It is primarily found naturally in the Mediterranean and different parts of Asia, but it is thought to have originally been from Syria. The bulbs are hearty and once planted will come back annually for many years to come if it is taken care of.
The lily can grow to almost 150 cm tall, with stalks that are tall and leaves focused in a linear pattern. The flowers themselves are quite large and depending on the variety, can be found in many vibrant colors. The most popular is the white lily, but there are varieties spanning from the brightest yellow to the deepest red. Each separate flower contains six petals, which have a slight curve, and yellowish anthers protruding from the center.
Among the most popular lilies are the Madonna lilies, Tiger lilies, Asiatic lilies, Rebrum lilies and the Canna lilies. They can now be found worldwide and are easiest to locate and keep in the spring. Often times, the lily is considered the star of the springtime.