lillies - Knowledgebase Question

baltimore, md
Question by prichard12
July 6, 2007
what is the best soil to plant lillies in and will they grow well in shady areas?

Answer from NGA
July 6, 2007


Lilies will grow in full sun to part shade, but not in fully shaded areas. The single most important factor for success with lilies is proper drainage. Lilies prefer a pH of 6.5 to 7.0 and soil rich in organic matter. Apply a balanced fertilizer (10-10-10) in the spring, just as the spears show, and avoid over-fertilization because that creates tender growth and susceptibility to diseases.

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