Yellow lilies flowers are some of the happiest blooms we could ever hope to find. A glimpse of these magnificent types of yellow lily flowers is enough to inspire gardeners to plant some of their own.

Yellow Lilies Flowers That Look Like Sunshine

Here are some of our favorite picks of yellow lilies that you just want to grow! 

List of Yellow Lilies Flowers

Yellow lilies are some of the most popular flowers during the summer season. Similar to sunflowers, yellow lilies bring the sunshine in when displayed as cut flowers indoors. Let’s go into further detail by discussing each yellow lily type flower by name.

1. Asiatic Lily

The Asiatic lily is known for its flowers that face upward. While it does bloom in many colors, one of the most admired ones is the yellow lily-type flower. These lilies are easy to care for since they need very basic growing conditions to thrive.

Asiatic flowers need at least six hours of direct sunlight while being planted in well-draining soil. They grow better when you add organic materials to the soil, such as compost. The soil should never hold too much water since excess moisture can cause the bulbs to grow soft and rot.

Wonderful Pink Asiatic Lily Flower

You can plant them in soils with neutral pH levels, although these lilies can tolerate slightly acidic soils as well. However, you may want to keep them protected from grazing animals such as deer. In addition, remember to water them occasionally to keep the soil moist but not wet.

You can fertilize with fish emulsion, worm casting, or even plant food high in nitrogen. The Asiatics will show their appreciation by blooming in the early summertime. While the plant produces magnificent blooms, the flowers themselves do not possess any fragrance. 

Their flowers make wonderful cut arrangements in bouquets for people who appreciate their beauty but have adverse reactions to scents. They are usually found in many bridal bouquets as well as in tabletop arrangements in many homes and restaurants.

2. Canada Lily

The Canada lily is a wildflower that is known by two other names, the wild yellow lily and the meadow lily. By its name, you can tell that this lily grows profusely on Canadian roadsides, meadows, woodlands, marshes, and streams.

Nectar from Canadian lilies provides food for bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds even if the flower is not fragrant. While it is very easy to grow Canada lilies from seed, it could take up to five or six years for them to begin flowering. To make your experience easier, you can purchase Canada lily bulbs from local nurseries.

Blooming Canada Lily in Green Field

Mature Canada lilies can also be propagated by dividing and splitting their rhizomes and offsets. Plant them in areas that have full sun to partial shade in loamy soil that ranges from neutral to slightly acidic. Make sure that the soil is well-draining to prevent excess water from causing bulb rot. This way, your lilies will be happy, bright, and thriving.

To encourage water moisture from quickly evaporating, place some mulch on top of your Canada lily bulbs in the late spring. At this time, you can encourage growth by adding compost and other organic material to the soil.

You can plant this insect attractant to encourage an organic way of preventing and repelling pests. You’ll also enjoy their pollinating prowess in the process!

3. Calla Lily

The Calla is a lily flower that is closely tied with Easter due to its strong symbolism of rebirth and resurrection. This plant produces a flower that has a light fragrance, with some varieties without any scent at all. In addition, it is key to note that these lily flowers are popular as cut flower arrangements when not planted in the ground.

The caregiving process for these lilies is highly easy and they can be easily grown in USDA zones 8 to 10. On the other hand, remember that in colder climates, they grow as annual plants. What’s more surprising is that these lilies have an upright growing habit, reaching up to 36 inches tall and 24 inches wide.

Vibrant Calla Lilies in a Garden Setting

The calla flower prefers growing in full sun to partial shade. Ideally, they grow best in bright indirect lighting since too much sun can burn them and too much shade can slow down their growth.

The Calla prefer to grow in moist, well-draining soil, which means that you can place them in containers or you can plant them directly on the ground. Surprisingly, the lily thrives in warm temperatures with humid conditions.

However, when exposed to cold temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, they can freeze and will eventually perish. This lily makes wonderful cut flowers, as this is evident in many bridal bouquets and flower arrangements created by masterful florists.

4. Easter Lily

The Easter lily originally came from Japan but has made its way across the world. Their sweet strong fragrance is intoxicating while their magnificent blooms are incredibly attractive. These lilies normally bloom in summer, making them the perfect lilies that greet the warmer period of the year.

They prefer mild temperatures to encourage more blooms. You can prolong their flowering stage by keeping them away from warm spots in your homes and in your gardens. Normally, the Easter lilies bloom for a week or two during this period.

Easter Lilies in a Church Sanctuary

After the flowering period, you can fertilize your Easter flowering plants to prepare them for the next blooming season. It grows best in USDA zones 4 to 8 as long as you place them in well-draining rich soil. Water them occasionally to make sure that the soil remains moist but not wet; keep in mind that too much water can cause the bulbs to rot.

You might want to keep your Easter lilies away from your pets. All parts of the plant, including this flower, can cause cats to experience kidney failure.

In addition, dogs may get an upset stomach from eating these lilies, so keep this plant away from curious pets. When using cut Easter blooms as a cut flower arrangement, make sure to place them in an area inaccessible to pets and children.


5. Golden Splendor

The rich decadent scent of this Golden flower is highly electrifying. This is one of the key significance of the plant that attracts gardeners. Aside from their intoxicating scent, the Golden lilies bloom as very attractive flowers.

The flowers of the Splendor are deep yellow with a striking dark raspberry red reverse side. The elegant trumpet-shaped flower is a sight to behold in many gardens as well as in flower arrangements as cut blooms.

A Sunset over a Field of Sunflowers

Plant your Splendor in well-draining soil that has a good amount of sun exposure. This plant prefers to receive full sun to partial shade to encourage flowering. The Golden lilies normally produce blooms anytime from mid to late summer.

This plant; however, grows best in USDA zones 4 to 8 and can grow up to 60 inches. This Splendor can also be grown indoors as long as it gets bright indirect light for at least six hours. The Splendors blossoms, on the other hand, make magnificent cut floral arrangements, either alone or with other cut flowers.

6. Oriental Lily

This lily is a wonderful variety if you are looking for late-blooming flowers. These make perfect companion plants to Asiatic lilies. This is because they begin flowering after the other lilies stop producing blooms. Oriental lilies are larger than other lilies, in addition, their flowers are heavily scented.

Like most lilies, Oriental lilies are very easy to be cultivated. They prefer to grow in well-draining soil and can tolerate even poor soils. The only soil they will find difficult to grow in is wet soil. This condition can cause the roots and the bulb to eventually rot.

Oriental Lilies in a Serene Garden Pond

If your soil has more clay components, you can add sand, compost, and other organic materials to help with the drainage. In addition, these lilies also prefer full sun for at least six hours; however, you can also place them in an area that receives bright indirect light for the whole day.

Water your Oriental lilies occasionally to keep the soil moist. Avoid having them grow in dry soil. Oriental lilies can be planted in the ground or in containers, making them perfect indoor plants for brightly lit living spaces. One gorgeous variety of this plant is the Casa Blanca cultivar, which produces blooms that are gorgeously white.

7. Orienpet Lily

The Orienpet lilies are a hybrid cultivar of two beloved types: the Oriental and the Trumpet lily. Their resulting hybrid combines the best of both worlds, making this cultivar tall with large fragrant blooms.

To grow Orienpet lilies, we recommended planting them in the ground during the fall. You must select an area that allows your lilies to receive at least six hours of sun exposure. Make sure the soil drains well and bury the bulbs at a depth of thrice their height. Cover the bulbs well to fill in any air pockets and water.

Exotic Orienpet Lily Under Sunrise

You can also place your Orienpet flowers in a protected area to keep them away from deer and vole. These two animals love to nibble on lilies and can damage your plants if left unprotected.

Orienpet lilies grow in USDA zones 4 to 9, making them hardy species. They would favor regular watering as long as the soil does not retain excess moisture. To encourage blooms in the early summer, feed your lilies with some low-nitrogen fertilizer.

The flowers will last for six to eight weeks. They make wonderful cut flowers due to their long-lasting capabilities, as a result, they are the favorite blooms for many florists.

8. Tiger Lily

The Tiger lilies often conjure up an exotic-looking flower, and this couldn’t be any more true. Tiger flowers are showy blooms with dark flecks and marks on the petals. Aside from these magnificent blooms, tiger lilies are also fragrant.

While it takes some time for these lilies to produce flowers, the eventual floral display is worth the wait. On the other hand, you can encourage your lilies to bloom by adding organic matter and compost into the soil. These will add nutrients while providing great texture for water drainage.

Orange Tiger Lilies Symbolize Pride

Most gardeners agree that well-draining soil is the key to growing Tiger lilies successfully. Once planted in a semi-permeable soil mixture, you can water your lilies regularly without making them waterlogged. This keeps them from developing root and bulb rot.

Place your Tiger lilies in an area where they can receive at least six hours of full sun or bright indirect light. Since they can get tall, you can help your lilies stay upright by placing stakes to support their growth. Tiger lilies usually come in bright orange colors, although some hybrids have included red, white, and pink.

9. Trumpet Lily

The Trumpet lily, also known as an Aurelian lily, is one of the most popular types of lilies grown by gardeners. Trumpet lilies are beloved for their large flowers that are shaped just like trumpets. They make fantastic additions to any garden with their sweet fragrance that wafts from their magnificent blooms.

Trumpet lilies can be easily grown as long as you provide them with their most basic requirements. They prefer to grow in well-draining soils, as with most lilies. A soil that holds enough moisture without becoming waterlogged is the perfect growing medium to avoid their bulbs from rotting.

Beautiful White Trumpet Lily

Staking is a process we recommend for the trumpet lilies as each plant can grow up to six feet tall. Place your flowers in a location where they can receive at least six hours of sunlight. An area that has bright indirect light all throughout the day is even better.

Water your Trumpet lilies regularly as long as you make sure that the soil does drain water well. One of the most significant cultivars of the Trumpet lilies is the African Queen.

This deliciously fragrant variety has significantly larger blooms with deep yellow-orange colors. Trumpet lilies blooms are great choices if you’re looking for showy scented blossoms that last long.


The bright sunny colors of yellow lilies make them a welcome addition to any home garden as plants or indoors as cut flower arrangements. Whether you prefer one cultivar over another, they make amazing plants that you can keep for their flowers and fragrance. 

Cultivate the ones that attract you and they will surely delight you for days to come! You will have colorful, bright, fragrant, and very pretty lilies all around you. Nonetheless, these flowers are a great addition for both homes and gardens, if you decide to plant them.

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