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Planting Tree Lilies (2 replies)

Peter TG
5 years ago
Peter TG 5 years ago

I have just received (Mid December) some tree lily bulbs.  From what I read I can happily plant them in a container now and leave them in my cold greenhouse until the spring.  I would prefer to plant them in the flower border.  However, although I can find instructions HOW to plant tree lily bulbs outside, I can't find any information WHEN to plant them outside.  Do I have to wait until the soil warms up, if so how should I store bulbs in the interim?  Alternatively, can I start them off in individual pots (I have some nice deep rose pots available) and then plant them out later (WHEN?)?  I read that they can be lifted over the winter, but again no indication of when to replant outside or how best to store overwinter.  Any help would be appreciated.

4 years ago
carolb 4 years ago

Hi Peter

Hopefully you have had great success with your tree lily bulbs, and had some fantastic flowers, I bought some lily bulbs last year which I think must be tree lilys they have grown to 6 foot plus and flowered their socks off. I will leave mine in the garden they are perfectly hardy and should come back next spring. Just watch out for slugs or snails in the spring and the dreaded lily beetles in the early summer.  We can compare results next summer.

Carol in Essex

4 years ago
RobertEchols 4 years ago

Hoping that you have had a great success with your tree lily bulbs.

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