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LILY - PLANTING

Lily bulbs are planted in the late fall in a well-drained, high organic matter soil. The top of the bulbs are planted six to eight inches beneath the surface. Space bulbs six to eight inches apart.

Bulbs should be fertilized with one tablespoon of a 10-10-10 or 12-12-12 fertilizer per bulb. Water thoroughly and mulch for the winter.

Lilies should be planted in full sun to maximize blooming.
 

LILY - STAKING

Lilies may require staking to prevent plants from falling when flowers open.

Stake lilies carefully to avoid damaging the bulb directly beneath the plant. Use a strong bamboo or plastic stake. Tie the lily using old nylon hose at two locations on the plant.

See also bulbs

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