The lily is constantly surprising us. With its many different colours, shapes and sizes, you will never tire of it. Some varieties are so special, we catch ourselves staring at them for hours.
We've photographed a few of the most unusual lilies, so you can admire and get to know them. Their fabulous colours leap off the petals, and play together in harmony. One has a coloured border, while others have a centre in a different shade. Others still showcase tone shifts and decorative spots. These ornamental features aren't just there to attract the bees and butterflies, they also have the power to make us swoon.
Mix and match
Lilies are extremely an powerful flower, both in appearance and fragrance. They shine in a bouquet, but also look brilliant when used individually to make a statement. Try placing a single specimen in a slender glass vase, or position a number of upcycled glass jars together and place a single lily each one.
You may not be able to find these remarkable lilies easily in shops. Ask your florist if you are after some more unusual varieties, and they will be happy to order them for you.