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How long do lily blooms last?

Posted by daisy_girl z9a FL (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 18, 06 at 8:28

I'm new to lilies, and I was wondering if someone could tell me how long the blooms of an Oriental lily last before they fade?

Thanks!


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RE: How long do lily blooms last?

This can depend on variety, sun exposure, weather during the summer, etc., but each flower can last up to 5-7 days from bud "break" to full blossom. As for an entire mature, blooming stem, two weeks is pretty average.

Hope this helps!

Cheers,

Riz


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RE: How long do lily blooms last?

If you want to extend the 'look' of a planting, plant some of every kind: Early Asiatics followed by LA hybrids followed by Trumpets followed by Orientals.

Once an Oriental is established long enough to make a huge bulb, there might be enough buds to extend the total bloom time per stem to 3 weeks in a good season. I find lilies worth the effort for that short time.

Nell


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