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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