When should you plant Oriental lily bulbs?
Furthermore, how do you plant Oriental lily bulbs?
They are hardy in zones 3-9 and make long-lasting cut flowers. Plant in the spring in well-drained, compost enriched soil. Work the soil to a depth of 12 inches to encourage sturdy root growth. Plant 3-4 bulbs per square foot at a depth of 6-8 inches – flat side of bulb down, pointy end up.
Likewise, should I soak lily bulbs before planting? Plant lilies with at least 5″ of soil above the bulb which means a LARGE pot if you are using one. Soak the lily bulbs over night in cold water before planting them if they look a little soft. Lilies can be planted from late autumn to early spring.
Subsequently, one may also ask, can oriental lilies be planted outside?
Most lilies requires sunny to partially shady areas and well-drained soil, rich in organic matter. Fall is the best time to plant lilies outdoors, usually from September to early October, before the ground freezes. Plant the lilies 6 to 8 inches deep. Add a layer of mulch to keep bulbs cool and retain soil moisture.
How big do oriental lilies get?
24 to 48 inches