When planting lilies in the spring in the open ground.
Gorgeous Oriental, Asian, tubular lilies like many gardeners. Their large bright flowers adorn our home gardens in the second half of summer. In the care and cultivation of lilies unpretentious, they do not require much attention. There are several options for breeding lilies and we will tell you when to plant lilies in the spring in open ground. Just a few simple tips and your cottage will bloom in full color.
When to plant lilies in open ground
There are two times for planting lilies in the ground. It is autumn (first half of autumn) and spring. Autumn is a more traditional time for planting lily bulbs on flowerbeds. This is due to the natural cycle of the development of lilies. After flowering, a period of dormancy begins, and after a few weeks the bulbs wake up and new roots begin to grow in the spring, flowering buds appear.
However, we do not always have time to plant the lilies in the fall in the ground and then the bulbs remain to winter in the lower compartment of the refrigerator, and the planting time is transferred to the spring.
There is nothing wrong with this, and in my experience, planting lilies in the spring in the ground gives excellent results. Plants take root, grow and bloom in the year of planting. The bloom, of course, is not so much beautiful as in the autumn planting of lilies. However, it is worth considering that if you plant lilies in the spring in open ground, then the bulbs will be exactly preserved and will not freeze over the winter. There are some varieties of lilies that can not withstand the harsh and cold winters.
Also from the minuses it can be noted that the root system may not develop completely over the summer. But this can be avoided if it is good and proper to prepare the ground for planting lilies in the spring.
When to replant lilies in spring
In central Russia, the best time to plant lilies in the spring is April.
Planting lilies in late spring (late May) or early summer is not a good idea. Flowers grow weak and not ready for wintering, a high probability of plant diseases. So do not miss the best time when planting lilies in the ground in the spring - April!
Also, planting lilies in the spring in the ground is not recommended for short and cold summers. In this case, the lilies will only bloom next year.