Lillium - Lily

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Lillium - Lily

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Lilies generally need a deep, fertile, well drained soil. Most are planted as deep as three times the diameter of the bulb, but there are exceptions. Lily bulbs are planted as soon as possible as they lose vigor quickly when out of the ground. Lilies will not tolerate a wet soil but do like cool soil, so mulching will be helpful. The bulbs may rot if given too much nitrogen. A lily may be found for either sun or shade.

Most lilies are planted in late autumn except for madonna and meadow lilies. Madonna lily is planted in August and meadow lily in mid-July. Lilies are divided in autumn. Lily bulb scales may be separated and planted.

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