Lilies are breathtaking plants that can be seen growing in gardens across the country, but different variations of this plant can grow best in various temperatures and growing conditions.
They range in color, style, and scent, but some of the tropical varieties will make a great addition to your garden in Florida.
In this guide, we are going to discuss five breathtakingly beautiful lilies that are easy to grow in the state of Florida.
This is a perennial that requires very little care to maintain. It is a plant that has dark green foliage that can have tints of maroon or bronze in the leaves. The blooms can also be red, orange, or yellow, which are all great colors to encourage pollinators to frequent your garden.
This is a type of lily that likes a lot of heat, so it will do best in full sun. It will still grow with a bit of shade, and it needs well-drained soil that is relatively rich with nutrients. It can be neutral or slightly acidic, and it should be given fertilizer once a month.
Crinum lilies are an immensely showy option to put in your garden. The blooms are white, and they dangle from the plant, kind of like a spider plant might if it were position in a hanging planter. At maturity, the plant can grow to be three to five feet in length, and the blooms have a lovely smell.
This plant prefers to grow in full sun or slightly filtered light if it is indoors. It also is a drought-resistant plant that does not require much water once it is established in a plot of land. It does need to be grown in well-drained soil, and it grows best in zones nine to 11.
The peace lily is one of the easiest plants to care for, which is why it is often seen in offices where it may lack the attention that other plants need to grow. It has leaves that are dark green and flowers that are white in color. It will grow in low to medium light, but the less light it gets, the fewer blooms will appear on the plant.
This is a plant that will tolerate not having enough water, but when it gets too much water, the plant will droop and look unhealthy. Typically, this plant will only grow outdoors in zones 10 and above because it does not tolerate colder temperatures.
Rain Lily is another excellent option to consider when you are planting a garden in Florida. In fact, it will actually grow in hardiness zones seven and above. This plant tends to bloom during the summer and the fall of the year, and the blooms are typically orange, pink, or white. This plant will grow to be a height of about 12 inches when it is mature, so it is a smaller plant that will look great at the front of most gardens.
To grow, this plant will need to receive full sun for most of the day, but it can handle some shade. It will also do best in well-drained soil that is either neutral or slightly acidic.
Blueberry Flax Lily (Dianella tasmanica)
Since this is a plant that is native to Australia, it is only a feasible option to consider in warm areas such as Florida. It is a salt-tolerant plant that prefers to grow in a lot of heat and humidity. It can handle partial sun, but full sun is preferred. It also does well in sandy soil that will drain the water that it receives well.
The white blooms of this plant are relatively small, and the foliage is green with white stripes. It also produces berries that resemble blueberries.