Lily bulbs are an easy-to-grow, versatile choice for mixed perennial flower beds or mass plantings. Their bright, bell-shaped, often fragrant flowers open during the summer months. Lily bulbs also come in a variety of colors and patterns, some with dark or light dots speckled across the flower. This distinct shape makes this flower a gardening staple. Not only do lilies add pops of color and cheer to the summer garden, but they also look outstanding in fresh floral arrangements and bouquets. For a spectacular display, choose a variety of lily bulbs, including ones with single and double blooms, as well as lily trees and shorter border lilies. While these beautiful flowers aren't super fussy about soil, they prefer sunny locations and will grow in full sun or partially shaded areas that receive several hours of direct sunlight.