A single, unbranched stem from a bulb with narrow, pointed leaves. Flowers are large and often fragrant, and in a range of colours. Flowers have six petals and prominent stamens. The Asiatic lily is a true lily which flowers earlier than many lilies - from early Summer to mid Summer. Less fragrant than Oriental lilies, but much-prized by flower-arrangers. 'Tiny Crystal' is an Asiatic variety with upward facing ivory white flowers.