Planting sites for Oriental Lilies.

Sydney, Canada

Okay, all you green thumb gardeners. It's bulb planting time. I have some oriental lilies to plant. I planted some in the past, but this time I want them to stand out in the garden and make a statement--so to speak. In other years, I would plant one or two here and there. All suggestions will be greatly appreciated.--IrishLass.

Summerville, SC(Zone 8a)


You'd probably get better results posting in the Garden Design Forum


Sydney, Canada

Thank you Xeramtheum. I didn't know that site existed. I will give it a try. I haven't been getting much feedback to a lot of my questions. Maybe I was on the wrong forum. Thanks again and have a nice weekend.-IrishLass

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

I'd plant them in a mass. They always get noticed more than one here, two there, etc.

Sydney, Canada

Thanks Pirl. That is something I was thinking of doing or behind smaller shrubs. Have a nice weekend.--IrishLass

south central, WI(Zone 5a)

I would Plant about 5"+ apart or so, giving the blooms room to show; also to allow for little bulbs to spread. Maybe consider a staggered bloom time..cover a few weeks..I like the hiding feature.,but allow for air flow. If behind shrubs maybe could surround with chicken wire to prevent bunny nibbles a Major problem in my neighbors lily bed.
I like clusters of 3 or 5 instead of a line of blooms, but that is just a preference.
Maybe plant annuals that would add charm to the area and still be able to be dead headed after the lilies are done. The tall snapdragons are great for that in my garden.
Good luck.

Sydney, Canada

Thanks Marcia for all your good ideas. I like the idea of planting three or five together. Also, the annuals is a great idea too. Have a great evening.---IrishLass

south central, WI(Zone 5a)

You also, happy gardening week.

Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

I always plant at least thre bulbs in a wide hole,I also use Bulb Tone fertilizer Spring and after bloom.

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