Have you tried growing Lilies by a gate?

prairiemoon2 z6 MAMay 11, 2010

I keep wanting to try to grow 6ft tall lilies next to a 4ft high fence with a gate. I think they would be nice in the spring and nice when in bloom, but I do have to leave the foliage up to cure after bloom, right? So is it going to look unattractive most of the time?

Has anyone ever tried that?

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hostaholic2 z 4, MN

I don't happen to find the foliage unattractive so to me they would be fine. And yes you do need to let the foliage ripen.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2010 at 10:38PM
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alina_1

The foliage can become yellow or brown by the end of the season, but you can cut these parts back when it happens. I agree, the Lilies look decent even after blooming.

You will have to choose varieties carefully. In my zone, even Orienpets do not reach 6'.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2010 at 10:19AM
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marik_247

I've tried growing lilies and love them and love the foliage as well. Hope you'll be able to find the best type of lily for you:
http://butterfliesbirdsandblooms.com/article/view.php?id=69

    Bookmark   May 14, 2010 at 8:13AM
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