Best of the Best Oriental Lily Bulbs Mix
Oriental Lily Best of the Best Mix
DetailsVarying heights. Enjoy a wonderful assortment of fragrant Oriental lilies in all the colors. A great mix to get started with this showy group of perennial bulbs. Oriental lilies enjoy full to part sun in compost enriched acidic garden soil and are cold hardy in zones 3-9. They often have huge flowers and taller varieties benefit from staking, especially if you live in a windy area. Mulch well in winter to protect the bulbs from too much cold. Hybridized from Asian native plants.
|Common Name||Oriental Lily Best of the Best Mix|
|Botanical Name||Lilium Best of the Best Mix|
|Zones||3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Ships As||Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade|
|Flower Color||Pink, White, Mixed|
|Mature Height||36-48" tall|
|Bulb Size||16-18 cm|
|Bulb Spacing||3-4 bulbs per sq. ft.|
|Planting Depth||Plant 6" deep|
|Bloom Time||Mid to late summer|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer|
|Soil Type||Average Soil|
|Advantages||Easy to grow, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good for Cut Flowers|
|Additional Information||Lilies like their feet in the shade and faces in the sun so keep them happy by planting behind or amongst other perennials for a dramatic effect.|
|Ideal Region||Midwest, West, Pacific Northwest|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
- Plant in a fast draining, compost enriched garden loam with full sun or a half day of partial sun. Lilies prefer slightly acid soil and are not a good choice for highly alkaline western soils unless you're willing to regularly acidify the soil with soil sulfur. Avoid clay unless amply amended with ample compost to improve drainage.
- Mulch with commonly available mulch materials to a depth of 2 to 3 inches. Cool, moist soil is essential for optimum growth and flowering of lilies.
- Lilies prefer consistent moist soil and need regular irrigation when conditions are dry. They don't like to dry out, but are prone to rot if their planting site is in a depression and accumulates water after a good rain.
- Deadheading keeps the plants looking tidy and help them conserve energy for bulb growth and not seed production. But it will not bring them back into bloom.
- Fertilize generously in the fall with a half and half blend of Yum Yum Mix and good quality compost. This can be repeated in late spring to help build humus levels in their soil. Special comments
- Oriental lilies are very fragrant, while Asian lilies are not.
- Some of the taller varieties may require staking in windy climates, as they can get up to 6 ft. tall and be top heavy with lots of flowers.
- Cut back to just above ground level in late fall or early spring.
- Mulch heavily with a 2 to 3 inch layer in late fall as the soil begins to freeze. This is especially important when planting new bulbs in zone 3 and 4 climates. If snow cover is not dependable, make fall mulching a regular practice.
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Planted in my front yard to add height in front of a fence
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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