Beautiful white oriental lily. One of the most appreciated cut lilies.
Oriental hybrid lilies
Oriental hybrid lilies are mainly based on crosses between Lilium auratum and Lilium speciosum. Oriental lilies are the most colourful and graceful lilies and they are extremely suitable as a cut lily. Oriental lilies are known for their fragrant perfume, blooming mid to late summer. Oriental lilies are easy to grow and grow best in full sun. They have a fast growth rate and must be planted in well-drained loam or sandy soil. Oriental lilies can reach 80-100 cm in height with 2 to 8 flowers per stem. These lilies are suitable for perennial planting and can also be planted in pots or planters.
Lily oriental cultivation
•Oriental lilies prefer a low ph (acidity). Therefore, before planting Oriëntal lilies, sprinkle a layer of potting soil richly mixed with peat or peaty soil in the plant bed for best results.
•Ensure a sufficiently deep plant bed. Maintains a planting depth of 8 cm plus the height of the bulb. (or +/- 15 cm)
•In the spring, deposit 15 cm deep with each lily a free supplied capsule with organic herbal which prevents harmful leaf insects.
•All lilies can also be planted in pots or trays, from which excess water can run out, with a minimum layer of 15 cm of potting soil at the bottom.
•When planting, ensure that the lily bulbs are covered with a good layer of moisture and air permeable potting soil.
•Ensure that the lilies can dispose of sufficient water immediately after planting.
•Keep the plant bed free of weeds after planting.
•Plant Tagetes next to the lilies, which attract insects that fight aphids.
•Plant lavender next to the lilies, the strong scent repels harmful insects.
•Remove the dead crop after flowering to prevent mold.
•If You are planning a perennial planting, it is advisable to apply a layer quality compost and a little cow manure every year after the crop has been removed (eventual in the form of dried cow manure pellets).
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