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Lilies are great for cut flower arrangements and bouquets and attract hummingbirds to your garden! Lilies are among the most stately of all bulbous plants. They are winter hardy in most areas and will return and bloom for many years. Lilies like cool roots and should be grown in partial or filtered sun. Lilies are ideal for planting under trees and among shrubs. Plant lilies as soon as possible after you purchase them. If you must wait, your lily bulbs should be refrigerated to slow their growth.
About this Variety
Our Patio Lily Kit comes with everything you need to grow this exotic plant. One large packaged Lily Orange Pixie bulb, a 5x7" trendy orange metal decorative outer pot, a 5" nursery pot, a block of compressed soil and growing directions.
- Deer & critter resistant
- Elegant flower stems perfect for cut flowers
- Grows well in containers, garden beds and borders
- Beneficial to pollinators; attracts hummingbirds
- Fragrant blooms
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Grows 12-18" tall
Plant 4-6" apart; 4-6" deep
Grow as Perennial in zones 4-9. Grow as Annual elsewhere.
Patio Container Kit Planting: Plant early spring so the bulb can get established before the hot weather. They love the sun so consider that when choosing a location, however some afternoon shade will extend bloom time. Simply expand the soil, fill the nursery pot with 2/3 of the growing medium, position the bulb - roots down, pointy end up - and cover with the remaining soil. Water until moist and as needed, not letting the pot dry out.
Outdoor Planting: Plant Lilies in the spring after all danger of frost has passed. Soil preparation: The ideal soil is porous and drains well and yet still holds enough water for the roots. If your soil is heavy clay and drains slowly, or very sandy and does not hold water, add organic soil amendments (peat moss or ground bark). Spread a 3-4" layer of soil amendment, add fertilizer and incorporate together into the soil to a depth of 10". To plant: Dig a hole 4-6" deep in a full sun to partially shaded area, in a well drained location. Place the lily bulbs pointed ends up and space 4-6" apart. Cover with soil. Water thoroughly at planting. While actively growing, water frequently and thoroughly so that the water will reach the roots. Mulch to keep the soil cool and to prevent the soil from drying out. Do not allow the roots to dry out. Mass planting: When planting a large quantity of lily bulbs in one bed, excavate the entire area to 3-6" deep, work fertilizer into the bottom of the trench, set out the bulbs and then cover the bulbs all at once. Apply fertilizer before and after flowering. Cover with frost protective material during the winter months. Taller lilies should be staked.
Plant lilies as soon as possible after you purchase them. If you must wait, your lily bulbs should be refrigerated to slow their growth. Lilies prefer to be planted in moist yet well draining soil.