Planting A New Oriental Lily Bed

Oriental lilies and I have a checkered past. I openly admit to having fostered a certain distain for the plant for many years. Before I had started growing my own flowers, my only experience with lilies were from the florist. I was incredibly happy to find that they difference between homegrown lilies is quite literally night and day. These lilies are gorgeous, and stunningly fragrant.

This year, I picked two different varieties of oriental lily to plant in a small bed by the porch. ‘Casablanca’ lilies produce a pure white bloom, while ‘Marco Polo’ lilies produce those which are a lovely pastel shade of pink. Rather than planting them separately, I decided to mix them all together. Though mixing them will make it more difficult at harvest time, I do think that the mix will be more attractive in the bed.

These bulbs look nice and healthy. Obviously, the pointy growing tip should be facing up when it finally goes into the ground.

I planted my bulbs pretty closely together. This shouldn’t be a problem until they have been growing for several years. By then, they might need to be dug up and divided. Do you have an oriental lilies in your flower beds? I’d love to hear all about your experiences down in the comment section below. Thank you so much for stopping by the blog! I hope that you’re having a great day!

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