Alphabetical Plant Listing

Best Lilies For Pots and Containers

Lilies, Asiatic Lilies, Oriental Lilies


Growing Lilies in pots is easy and the good news is that there is a wide range of Lilies that can grace your patio with stunning colors and fragrance. However, choosing the right varieties may be daunting as there are thousands of them! Here is a list of the best lilies to grow in pots or containers. Keep them well watered in a sunny location and you will be rewarded with weeks of abundant blooms from early to late summer with some producing up to 15 flowers per stem!

Asiatic Hybrid Lilies

Highly popular, Asiatic hybrid Lilies are among the earliest to bloom in early-mid summer, and the easiest to grow. They offer a wide array of colors, from the softest pastels to fiery reds and oranges that practically ignite when the sun shines on them. They feature straight stems, high bud counts and generally brightly spotted blossoms and vary in shape from simple open bowls to flowers with exquisitely recurved petals. Asiatic Lilies enjoy a long blooming season (up to 1 month) but most of them are unscented.


While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


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