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Asiatic Lily Bulb Collection 15 bulbs


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Random selection for 7-8 different asiatic lilium varieties, total of 15 bulbs. Packed by hand. Growing Conditions Asiatic lilies like a moderately rich, moist soil that drains freely. Soggy soil and standing water cause the bulbs to rot. A layer of compost worked into the planting bed will help with water management and improve the fertility of the soil. Most Asiatic lilies prefer full sun, but check the bulb label to be sure because there are a few cultivars that prefer partial shade. Planting Lily bulbs are more fragile than daffodil and tulip bulbs, and they should be planted as soon as you get them home. They don’t store well and may shrivel or decay if you delay. If the bulbs shrivel, bury them in a bucket of moist sand and keep them in a cool place until they are firm and plump. The bulbs vary in size and the planting depth depends on the size of the bulb. Small bulbs should be buried under 2 to 3 inches of soil. Add another inch of soil for medium bulbs and 2 additional inches for large bulbs. Bulb fertilizer sprinkled in the bottom of the hole helps get them off to a good start. Space them about a foot apart. Care Asiatic lilies grow best if you keep the soil evenly moist. A layer of mulch slows evaporation and prevents alternating cycles of wet and dry soil. Use a bulb fertilizer once a year in early spring. The garden looks tidier if you remove the flowers as they fade. Removing spent flowers also prevents the plant from wasting valuable energy on producing seeds. The bulbs absorb energy from the foliage at the end of the season, so wait until the leaves turn yellow before cutting down the plants. Propagation Plants started from plump bulbs grow fastest and produce the best flowers. Large bulbs eventually split down the middle. You can pull apart the two sections of the bulb and plant them separately. Asiatic lily bulbs produce bulblets, which are small bulbs that grow around the main bulb. They also produce seed pods that appear after the flowers fade. Seeds and bulblets grow very slowly at first, and it may take two years to reach flowering size.