Oriental lilies prefer a moist, free draining, neutral to acid soil that is rich in organic matter. Prior to planting, add plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost to the soil to give your tree lilies® the best start. When growing lilies in containers, use a loam based compost such as John Innes No.2. Lily bulbs should be planted at a depth of approximately 3 times their own height and 15cm (6") apart. Planting deeply helps to protect the bulb during particularly hot periods. Choose a sheltered, sunny position where lilies will grow with their heads in the sun and their roots in the shade.
Feed and water Oriental lily bulbs regularly throughout the growing season, keeping them moist at all times. Deadhead faded blooms at the base of the flower where they join the stem to prevent the development of seed pods. When cutting Oriental lily flowers for indoor arrangements, it is important to leave a third of the stem intact in order to feed the bulb for the following year. After flowering leave the stems intact until they begin to yellow in autumn. Reduce watering and move containers of lilies to a cool, frost free position over winter. Lilies grown in borders can be lifted, cleaned and stored for the winter, however in mild areas most lilies should survive outdoors provided that the soil is not too wet. A mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost should be applied in spring. Divide and repot container grown lilies into fresh compost every other year. Caution: All parts of Oriental lilies are toxic to cats.
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Lillies in the Pink, Yellow & White
By Robert Bleach 25-08-2015
Bought these in early March. Planted the bulbs as soon as possible, in pots for the first year. Absolutely amazing!
Currently (late August) they stand at about 4 ft tall with at least a dozen flower heads, with very strong perfume in the evening.
Flowers are between 6 and 8 inches across!!
Brilliant considering they are in pots.
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Amazing Tree Lily
By Kaye Stott 20-07-2014
My Tree Lily is amazing this year. It is 8 feet tall and has 13 flower heads which smell beautiful in the evening. I have had it for 5 years and each year it gets bigger and better. I planted it and just left it to grow.
Kaye Stott, Great Yarmouht
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