In Praise of Roselilies

Pink roselily

Regular readers know I’m a sucker for double flowers, so won’t be surprised to hear that I’ve fallen in love with a relatively new type of flower – the roselily. Named for their similarity to multi-petalled roses, these pollen-free Oriental lilies are available in shades of pink and white. 

Roselilies are selected to have at least 18 petals, arranged in tiers, giving them an opulent, romantic allure. They are sweetly scented.

Pale pink roselilies

The breeder claims that their ruffled blooms will last a few days longer in the vase than the single forms. While they’re not as widely available as the singles, you’ll find them being sold as bulbs and as luxury cut flowers.

If you’re as smitten as I am, you can find roselily facts, care advice and a time lapse video on the Proflowers Blog and more pictures on

25 Replies to “In Praise of Roselilies”

  1. I like singles too, but these doubles are absolutely gorgeous! Their breeder has a good eye,

  2. What lovely photos and stunning flower. ❤ I have never heard of these before. Thanks for sharing the information. I am a flower gal. 🙂

    1. They are. I’m looking forward to seeing them in flower in a garden, rather than at a flower show – perhaps next year I’ll be lucky!

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