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Store bought Easter lily. . .

Posted by babera 5a (Montana) (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 19, 14 at 10:00

Good Morning. . . I bought an Easter Lily (no tag) from the grocery store and was wondering if I can plant it in the ground when it is done flowering. . . the fragrance is intoxicating, I'm always so excited to buy them this time of year. . . would love to have them in the garden as well. . .
thanks in advance. . .


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RE: Store bought Easter lily. . .

I would think you could plant it now if you wished too. They are usually in pots much too small and could do with a bit of foot room. Or, put them into a larger pot and then bury the pot so you can lift them up in the winter season later. Lillies really don't tend to be very pickt but you get larger plants and more blooms if you feed regularly.


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RE: Store bought Easter lily. . .

I recommend to plant a few together, so if you have time, see if those same stores are now selling them on clearance (or give a little more time for the flowers to drop off and make the plant look like a clearance plant). Plant them together at that time.

If not, then just what you have should be fine to plant now, or after the bloom is off.


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RE: Store bought Easter lily. . .

make sure they get a lot of sunlight, and keep them away from your other lily. lily virus is prevalent in easter lily from big stores. it may or may not survive since it was forced to bloom early.


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