Oriental lily Bulbs are the classic “late bloomer.” These stunning flowering bulbs bloom after Asiatic lilies, continuing the lily parade in the landscape well into the season. Growing oriental lily plants is fairly easy provided you have a well prepared site for bulbs, plenty of sun and good drainage. Some of the most magnificent flowers in the lily family are in this large group of species and cultivars. Read on to learn how to grow oriental lilies for a colorful, magical blooming garden surrounding your home.
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Oriental lily Bulbs HOW TO PLANT LILIES
- Oriental lily Bulbs Select a site with soil that drains well. How can you tell? After a good rain, find a spot that is the first to dry out. Water trapped beneath the overlapping scales on the lily bulb may cause rot, so a well-drained site is essential.
- Lilies need lots of sun. For dependable blooms, lilies need 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight a day. If it’s too shady, the stems will attempt to lean towards the sun or get spindly and fall over.
- Lilies are best suited for Zones 3 to 8. They do not thrive in Zones 9 and 10 without a period of refrigeration; they need a cold, dormant period.
- Most of the popular varieties prefer acidic to neutral soil, but some are lime-tolerant or prefer alkaline soils (e.g., Madonna lilies).
- Loosen the soil to a depth of 12 to 15 inches. The deep planting encourages the developing stem to send out roots to help stabilize the plant and perhaps eliminate the need for staking. Also, deep planting keeps lily bulbs cool when temperatures soar.
- Enrich the soil with leaf mold or well-rotted organic matter to encourage good drainage. Learn more about soil amendments and preparing soil for planting.
- Plant the bulbs 3 times as deep as the height of the bulb and set the bulb in the hole pointy side up. Fill the hole with soil and tamp gently.
- Space bulbs at a distance equal to three times the bulb’s diameter (usually about 8 to 18 inches apart, depending on the variety).
- For a good effect, plant lilies in groups of 3 to 5 bulbs.
- Water thoroughly.
Oriental lily Bulbs Details
Oriental lily Bulbs
Botanical NameLilium oriental
- Hardiness Zone3 to 8
- Flowering TimeEarly to mid summer
- Light RequirementsFull Sun, Partial Shade
- Flower Coloras mentioned
- Flower FormUpfacing, trumpet flower
- Foliage TypeNarrow, long lance-shaped leaves.
- Growth RateMedium
- Spread9 – 12 inches
- Planting Instructions15 cm deep and 23 – 30 cm apart
- Soil RequirementsPrefers well drained soil, but will tolerate heavier soils.
- Will TolerateClay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
- PruningDon’t remove leaves until they have died down in fall. They help provide nourishment to the bulb for next season’s blooms.