Lilly like their soil rich, but exceptionally well-drained, so ideally create a mix from one part well-rotted manure, one part horticultural grit or sand, and two parts leaf mould. Two-thirds good compost mixed with one-third grit also does fine.
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil: Well-drained soil.
Water: Keep soil moist throughout the growing season.
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer.
- Plant bulbs in a nutritious potting compost, many are available pre-mixed.
- Plant the bulb up to its neck in the potting compost, being careful not to damage the roots.
- Press the soil down firmly to set the bulb securely in place after planting.
- Plant the bulb, or place the potted bulb in a warm place with direct light since heat is necessary for the development of the stems.
- The ideal temperature is 68 to 70 degrees F.
- Water sparingly until the stem appears, then, as the bud and leaves appear, gradually water more.
- At this point, the stem will grow rapidly and flowers will develop after it has reached full growth.