The lily is a bulb flower that is quite exceptional thanks to its beautiful summer flowering.
In summary, what you need to know:
Last name : Lilium
Family : Liliaceae
Kind : Bulbous flower
Height : 60 to 150 cm
Exposure : Sunny and partial shade
Floor : Normal to wet
Bloom : June to September
Maintenance, from planting to storing the bulbs in the winter, will help you have superb lilies year after year.
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Planting the lily or lily
The planting of the lily is preferably done in the spring but can also be done in the 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 heat and lack of water.
Exposure to plant the lily:
- The lily likes rather rich land and well drained.
- It is a plant that dreads limestone soils.
- A situation very sunny is essential for flowering.
- In case of clayey or wet soil, here are our tips
Proper planting of lilies:
A good plantation 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.
- Respect a spacing of at least 15 cm and make clumps of 4-5 bulbs.
- For your terrace, you can plant it in a pot in the spring or in the fall.
- the potted lily needs good drainage and a pot with a hole in the bottom
Maintenance of the lily over the seasons
- Stake the tallest varieties to prevent the stems from breaking or collapsing.
- Cut the faded flowers as you go by cutting the stem under the peduncle.
Lily, watering and fertilizer:
If your lily bulbs are well established in rich, cool soil in summer, you shouldn’t have to intervene very often.
- Water in case of drought or hot weather.
- The addition of fertilizer is not always necessary but can be useful during flowering to stimulate the growth of the lily.
- A bulb flower fertilizer is quite suitable.
- In pots, the addition of fertilizer is often indicated from the 2nd year of cultivation of the lily.
Lily leaf beetle, lily diseases
But the most common and most formidable parasite in the lily remains the leaf beetle.
It is a red, black-legged beetle that feasts on the leaves and flowers of lilies and can cause great damage.
Treatment for lily leaf beetle:
As soon as the first leaf beetles arrive, regularly inspect the leaves, especially to detect larvae under the leaves.
The sooner you do it, the more chance you have of getting rid of it or limiting its invasion.
To know about the lily or lily
This plant has a majestic side that the varied colors and shapes highlight particularly in a garden.
Composed of often trumpet-shaped bouquets, this rustic bulb flower is perfect for blooming beds, borders and terraces.
Note also its great odor powerthus offering lily scents delicate and fragrant.
While most lilies are deciduous, the candidum lily is one of the rare evergreen varieties, and therefore to keep its leaves in winter.