Fall 2023 Shipping Schedule: 3/1/2024
If you have limited space, no garden at all or just prefer container gardening, this kit is made for you! Container gardening makes it easy to care for your plants. As long as you have space on your porch, deck, patio or balcony for a medium-sized container, you can garden. Our transition styled decorative metal planter (sized 12" x 12") comes with a hard-shell inner plastic growing pot, bag of growing medium, planting stock, gardening gloves and growing directions.
About this Variety
Oriental Romance lilies are visually stunning with large, exotic-looking flowers. The colors are vibrant and rich and often have unique markings and intricate patterns that make them stand out. Its fragrance is often described as sweet, spicy, and intoxicating, adding a sensory experience to any patio setting. The flowers are long-lasting, ensuring weeks of enjoyment.
- Easy to grow patio lilies container kit
- Exotic, lavish color
- Large, fragrant oriental type blooms
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Grows 16-20" tall
Plant 1.5" apart, 3-4" deep
Hardy in USDA zones 3-8
Empty about 75-85% of the medium bag into the plastic nursery pot. Firm and smooth the planting medium. Next, place the lily bulbs onto the soil (roots down, pointy end up), centering and spacing them. Then cover with remaining growing medium on top. Water well, saturating the soil deeply. Continue to saturate soil for first few days then water as needed. Proper drainage is key. Lilies do like a cold period of several weeks to develop properly. Best to initially put them in a cold dark garden shed or so, but once their tips start poking through the soil move them to a sunny warm location of your choice. Protect them until danger of frost has passed. After flowering deadhead them to encourage new flowers and bulb growth. Then in fall, just before the first freeze, move the pot back into a frost free garden shed or so, letting the stalks wither away on their own and discontinue watering letting the bulbs go dormant. Then in spring repeat the process.
Plants in containers are above soil level and exposed to the elements which make them more prone to freeze damage during the winter than plants planted in the garden. Take extra precautions and overwinter the planter in a protected area (shed or garage) during freezing temperatures (best to provide a winter environment that is one zone hardier than your area).