Easter Lily

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YoungEasterLilly.sized.jpg Scientific name: Lilium longiflorum Thunb.

I. Botany/History

  • Family: Liliaceae.
  • Growth Habit: Perennial from bulb.
  • Origin: Native habitat - Southern Japanese and neighboring islands ≈ latitude 30° N (New Orleans).
  • Development:
  • Key People:


II. Uses

  • Pots
  • Cut flowers
  • Bulbs
  • Bedding plants

III. Propagation

  • Sexual
  • Asexual

IV. Growing/Flowering

  • Light - (photosynthesis, photoperiodic responses):

ELilyNoLight.sized.jpg No light

  • Temperature (recommended/necessary for different growth stages or growth regulation)

DIF_EasterLilies_1.sized.jpg DIF & Easter Lilies

  • Water
  • Nutrition
  • Media/Potting/Planting
  • Atmosphere
  • Growth Regulation (chemical, environmental, etc.)

V. Special Considerations - (special timing or growing techniques, idiosyncraces, etc.)

VI Disorders

  • Insect
  • Disease
  • Physiological

VII. Marketing and Grading

  • Areas of production in U.S.


  • Specific dates or holidays if applicable

VIII. Postharvest Handling

IX. Cultivars

X. References