Asiatic lilies are ornamental garden lilies commonly found all across the globe. They have tall long stems with 4-6 inch leaves radiating outward along the stems and clusters of flowers at the top. The flowers have more or less re curved petals. Flower colors range from vibrant pinks, reds, oranges, yellows, and pure whites. Asiatic lilies have little fragrance. They flower for a month or more. These plants provides aesthetic appeal in the garden.
Asiatic lilies are really excellent plants for garden beds and borders. They can be grown in containers or out doors. They are pest free and easy to grow. Asiatic lily care is simple. They are one of the most beautiful flowers that can be grown in the garden.
Asiatic lilies can be planted in full sun or partial shade in a place that has good drainage. At least 6 hours of sun light is preferable. They require humus rich, fertile soil. Compost is best.
How to grow Asiatic lilies:
Asiatic lilies are mainly propagated by bulbs. One can buy the bulbs on line or from local nurseries.
1) Prepare soil ahead of time when planting the bulbs. It should be well draining, with organic, well-composted material.
2) Plant lily bulbs immediately after purchase. Bulbs should be planted at a depth of three times their height or 6-10 inches. Space bulbs 6-8 inches apart.
3) For nice looking stand of lilies plant three or more bulbs at one place. They will multiply, and eventually will have a really nice grouping.
4) Plant them among other flowers that will shade the bulbs.
5) If Asiatic lilies start putting on less bloom, dig the bulbs and divide them.
6)Be careful not to slice the bulbs when digging.
7) Use the baby bulbs for new lily plants.