Hanoi turns romantic with lily flower blooming season

In early April, streets in Hanoi are blooming with the elegant white beauty of Madonna lily flower.

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On these days, it is not difficult to catch strings of flower bikes full of Madonna lily flower, one of the symbols of April in Hanoi.

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Lilies at the beginning of the season have not yet fully bloomed, but sold at best. The price for a bunch of ten branches ranges from VND 25,000 to VND40,000 (about US$1-2).

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Unlike some other flowers appearing all year round, the Madonna lily flower blooming season lasts only 20 days, starting in late March, early April. Therefore, flower lovers are likely to contemplate this elegant white beauty at the beginning of summer.

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In spite of being mixed with other flowers, Madonna lilies still prominent. Most customers buy lilies to take pictures, display indoors or go to church.

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Passers-by were attracted by the pristine white beauty of lilies and its elegant fragrance.

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In Hanoi, lilies are grown in almost all flower villages in Nhat Tan, Quang Ba, Tay Tuu, and in recent years Ha Mo (Dan Phuong). To have Madonna lily for selling in April, growers have planted the bulb since September and October of the previous year.