Oriental and Asiatic Lilies
Lilies are surprisingly easy to grow in your garden. They are stunning in between roses, in a blooming flower border or in deep pots. The Oriental lilies are fragrant, the Asiatic lilies are not. They bloom from July to September, which is really nice, since many of the early flowers are finished blooming. Remember that the pollen of the lily will stain your clothes.
Planting: Keep your bulbs in the refrigerator until you plant or they will start to grow immediately. Plant them within a week or two placing the bulbs about 3 times the height of the bulb itself. After your lily blooms let the foliage die down and then cut off. They will come up again next spring and will multiply by themselves in your garden. You may want to stake your lily as it grows. They are best planted at the back of the border with the shorter, fuller plants in front of them to shade the roots.
They all like sun along the coast and a bit of shade inland.
Feeding and Watering:
Bone meal is a good fertilizer for any bulb.
The best known of the Oriental lilies is the Stargazer with its deep red pink color, freckles and wonderful scent. Asiatic’s are more vibrant in color with bright yellows, oranges, reds and whites.
Season(s) Carried at Weidners:
Container or ground?
In the ground, plant in good well-drained soil. Weidner's soil mix would be good.
The links below are to the instructions we give out at the nursery. This page contains additional and expanded information.