Double lilies – interesting flower facts for you

Double lilies have become increasingly popular over the past few years. Not only are they used in mixed flower arrangements, but they are also often displayed all on their own. If you receive or buy a bouquet of these beautiful blooms, you will be interested to learn some fascinating flower facts.

What does double mean?

Unlike regular lilies, double lilies have extra petals that grow in the place of pistils and stamens. These flowers are fuller and larger which makes them visually more impressive. Peonies, for example, have been available in double varieties for so long that we no longer even give it a second thought.

Other types of blooms

Apart from lilies and peonies, there are dozens of other varieties available at your local florist. Some of the most popular of which include: roses, carnations and camellias. All it takes is for the flower to undergo a kind of mutation with the help of a skilled botanist.

Why so popular

One of the main reasons why double lilies are so popular is the fact that you don’t need to worry about pollen! Lily pollen in regular varieties will fall from the flower and can stain any surface it lands on. Even if you are able to clean the surface, it’s not always easy. Plus, why not eliminate the cleaning up process by simply choosing a double bloom instead?

It’s also worth mentioning that double lilies took years of breeding in order to produce the varieties known today. The amount of research and effort required is why these modified flowers usually fetch a higher price than other types of blooms. Of course, you can be sure that they will not make a mess and they will also last long so you will get great value for money. Keep this in mind the next time you are shopping for fresh flowers.