Lilium (Asiatic lily)
Posted by Nitin on 29th Nov, 2013
There are many species and hybrids which are commonly
called the lily, as a lot of wild varieties have been
hybridized now. They can be grown three to a pot on in
clumps of several bulbs in a garden as a focal point.
They can be left undisturbed in a location which does
not have soggy soil in the monsoon. Most lilies flower
in spring or early summer. They are good as pot plants
as the bulbs can be potted before the cool season sets
in and removed after spring when the plant has finished
blooming, leaving the pot empty
for something else. Lilies like a somewhat acid soil, they do best when their roots are shaded and filtered sun burnishes the flowers for a few hours at the peak of their flowering. Bulbs, grown with Dutch expertise, of handsome Asiatic lilies in pink, yellow, rusty red and maroon, are available and are easy to grow, especially for beginners. Full instructions with illustrations are printed on the packets.