Lilium is a genus of herbaceous flowering plants. Most lily species originate from temperate regions in the northern hemisphere, but they also grow in the northern subtropics.

The plants grow from bulbs and all varieties have large, attractive and often fragrant flowers. These flowers come in various colours such as white, yellow, pink, orange, red and purple. Lilies are perennials and tall plants, they range in height from 60-180 cm (2-6 feet).