Light: Full Sun-Part Shade
Showy, exotic-looking lilies are among the most dramatic flowers grown in the garden. They make spectacular cut flowers. Plant in rich, evenly moist soil. Work in lots of peat moss as lilies enjoy a more acidic soil. Like Clematis, lilies like their head in the sun and feet in the shade.
Plant them where the bulbs will be shaded by nearby, shallow rooted perennials. Colour remains brightest and flowers last longest in a spot with shade during the hottest part of the day. Once planted lilies thrive for years with minimal care. Feed with well-rotted manure or compost in the spring when new growth emerges. Deadhead flowers as they fade. Letting plants set seed takes away energy from the bulbs and next years flower display.
$3 per pot