The lily is a quite exceptional bulb flower thanks to its flowering but also to its foliage.
In summary, what you need to know:
Last name : Lillium
Family : Liliaceae
Type : Bulbous flower
Height : 60 to 150 cm
Exposure : Sunny and partial shade
Ground : Regular to wet
Flowering : June to September
Care, from planting to storing bulbs in the winter, will help you grow beautiful lilies year after year.
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Planting lily or lily
Planting lilies is best done in spring but can also be done in fall. If the climate is mild in winter, you can also plant a little later.
Avoid planting your lily bulbs during the summer as they may suffer from the heat and lack of water.
Exhibition to plant the lily:
The choice of location and the quality of the soil is of great importance in planting lilies. This is what determines the quality of flowering and the good growth of the plant.
- The lily loves them rather rich lands and well drained.
- It is a plant that dreads limestone lands.
- A situation very sunny is essential for flowering.
- In case of clay or wet soil, here are our tips
Properly plant the lilies:
A good planting ensures a gain in maintenance and watering for the future, so take the time to plant the lily well.
- The lily is planted about 10-15 cm deep.
- Keep a spacing of at least 15 cm and make clumps of 4-5 bulbs.
- For your patio, you can plant it in a pot in spring or fall.
- The lily in a pot needs good drainage and a pot with a hole in the bottom
Lily maintenance throughout the seasons
Once firmly in place, the lily is a plant that requires relatively little maintenance. Year after year you will always succumb to the charm of this wonderful flower.
- Stake taller varieties to prevent stems from breaking or sagging.
- Cut the wilted flowers as they go by severing the stem under the peduncle.
Lily, watering and fertilizer:
If your lily bulbs are well established in a rich, cool summer soil, you shouldn't have to intervene very often.
- Water in case of drought or hot weather.
- Adding fertilizer is not always necessary but can be helpful during flowering to stimulate lily growth.
- A bulb flower fertilizer is very suitable.
- In pots, the addition of fertilizer is often indicated from the 2nd year of growing lilies.
Lily beetle, lily diseases
The lily is, like many plants, the prey of certain parasites such as aphids, slugs or even thrips.
But the most frequent and most formidable parasite in the lily remains the beetle.
It is a red beetle with black legs that delights in the leaves and flowers of lilies and can cause great damage.
Treatment against the Lily beetle:
As soon as the first beetles arrive, regularly inspect the leaves, especially for detect larvae under leaves.
The sooner you do it, the more likely you are to get rid of it or limit its invasion.
- Catch beetles by hand without dropping them
- Destroy larvae as soon as possible
To know about the lily or lily
The Lily is the symbol of virgin mary but also of purity. It surely owes it to the beauty of its flowers.
This plant has a majestic side that the various colors and shapes highlight particularly in a garden.
Made up of bouquets often in a trumpet shape, this rustic bulb flower is perfect for flower beds, borders and terraces.
We will also note its great odorous power, thus offering lily scents delicate and fragrant.
While most lilies are dead, the candidum lily is one of the few varieties that is evergreen, and therefore keeps its leaves in winter.
Add a special organic fertilizer for bulb flowers to make the flowering even more spectacular!
- Discover a beautiful variety, the martagon lily