All Summer Lily Mix (Fall Planting)
This item is available for purchase in early May. Shipping of this product begins in mid-September.
Lilium. A blend of some of our favourites such as Orientals, Asiatics, Trumpets, Species and Tiger Lilies. Their bloom time will overlap from early summer until the end of the season. Lilies are easy to grow and very long-lived. Bulb size 12-16cm in circ.
Plant Lily bulbs as soon as possible. Lilies can be planted in your garden in very early spring or up to a month before soil freeze-up. Do not allow the bulbs to dry out before planting. Space bulbs 6" apart and 6" deep (or 3 times the thickness of the bulb), preferably in groups of 3-6. The tallest varieties belong at the back of the border and may need staking.
All lilies must have excellent drainage. They thrive where they get full sun on their tops but will also adapt to light shade. Plant them among leafy perennials, annuals or ground cover to keep the roots cool in summer. A 2" deep mulch is also helpful. All lilies benefit from extra water during dry spells. Remove spent flowers but do not cut stalks after blooming; wait until the foliage has turned yellow. The foliage of adjacent perennials can camouflage the ripening process.