Hardiness Zone: 3-8
Flower Color: White, red, yellow
Foliage Type: Linear, green leaves arranged in whorls or spirals up the stems
Bloom time: August
Height: 4 ft
Spread: 18 inches
Light requirements: Full to half sun
Plant depth: 6 inches of soil over top of bulb
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Many growers plant lily bulbs in the Fall. However, Spring is a great time for planting lilies. Lily “bulbs” are actually tubers composed of fleshy scales and lack a protective covering. Unlike true bulb flowers, they never go completely dormant and should be handled carefully since they loose moisture very quickly. Essentially, you can plant your new lilies anytime after the ground freezes in Spring.
Lilies are incredibly easy to grow and few garden pests trouble them. The most natural location for lilies is on sloping ground with excellent drainage. Lilies prefer to have their blooms in the sun and their roots in the shade. Try planting them among annuals or perennials that will keep their roots cool.
The general rule of thumb for planting spring bulbs is to plant two to three times as deep as the bulb is tall. This means that some of our larger Bulb-Zilla lily bulbs will need to be planted 6-8 inches deeps. Plant with the roots downward and the scales upward. After planting, water well two or three times. Lilies are most effective when planted in groups of three or more. Space them about a foot apart – they will spread and fill this space in no time!
Always allow the leaves on the stalk to turn yellow and fall off as part of the lily’s natural growth process. This ensures that the bulbous underground part of the plant has gotten enough nourishment and will mean greater growth next year. Each year watch their beauty increase as they multiply!
I received the nice shipment of bulbs last week and planted them as per your instructions over the weekend. What I can say is that the shipment arrived on time and in good shape. Will the bulbs perform? I really hope so because the photos are so appealing. Eleanor