These lilies produce some the the most exotic and showy flowers in the plant kingdom. Indeed, casual observers will often mistake the blooms for huge orchids. Oriental lily bulbs prefer slightly acid, well-drained soil. Where temperature are consistently above 90 degrees F. during the summer, plant in dappled shade or where the hot afternoon sun will be blocked. Click here to be transferred to our main site Asiatic Page for a full listing of Asiatic Lilies available for Spring 2016 planting: Oriental PagePlanting Oriental Lilies:
Bulbs should have 4 to 6 inches of soil covering them. Exhibition-size or Private Harvest grades when available need to be much deeper. The old adage of "2-1/2 times the depth (of the bulb) works here. If you have heavy soil, it would be better to plant a bit more shallow or use a raised for better drainage.Note:
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