Oriental lily received for Valentine's Day

brownthumbssos(6)February 16, 2013

I received an Oriental Lily from the local grocery for Valentine's Day. It is, of course, already in bloom. I would like to transplant it to my garden, but I'm not sure how and when to do so. When will it be ready to be moved? Can I do it in the spring? And should it be planted in a north facing, west facing, or south facing part of my yard? (East facing is not an option because of my home's location.) All help is appreciated!

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netcub(5)

Keep it in as much light as you can until spring, and don't over water it. Get it outside in the sunniest spot that you have after the last frost. It may go dormant a little earlier in the summer, or early fall, but should come back just fine next year. They are very hardy.

    Bookmark   February 20, 2013 at 10:59PM
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mkelguy(6B)

Let the top growing portion of the lily dry out and whither or just cut it off and after that happens cut it at 1 inch above the bulb .Place the bulb in a ziplock bag with peat moss that has been moistened about what half of coffee grinds would look like after brewing and place it in your refrigerator for 6 to 8 weeks and if you place it in the ground in Z6 where you live your plant will think that it is spring again and go into full growth cycle.Always a south facing wall in our climate if not east is best secondary, good look my friend!

    Bookmark   February 23, 2013 at 2:32AM
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