Asiatic Lilies - Knowledgebase Question

El Monte, Ca
Question by elsfrank
July 11, 2009
How long should the flowering season be for an Asiatic Lily? I transplanted 2 in So. California in a sunny area where they got daily water from a sprinkler system. The blooms were a gorgeus yellow, but fell off in a couple weeks, leaving healthy looking plants & green stems. The instruction card states they are summer bloomers. the code is: LHDA0736 The plants are supposed to grow 32

Answer from NGA
July 11, 2009


Asiatic lilies bloom in early summer and you can sometimes encourage additional blooms if you cut off the spent flowers before they develop into seed pods. Oriental lilies bloom in late summer, so you might consider adding some Oriental lilies to your garden. By the time the Asiatic lilies are finished blooming, the Oriental lilies will just be starting their bloom season. As your lilies mature they will grow taller and have more stems, which equates to more flowers during their blooming period.

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