Return to the Lily Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Can Asiatics take more than half a day of shade?

Posted by linnea56 z5 IL (My Page) on
Mon, May 28, 07 at 21:32

My husband decided to trim the lower branches off a 20 year old upright blue juniper because they had been damaged by snow weight. In 15 minutes I found I had over 16 square feet of new garden space! Wow! Considering all the other beds are stuffed, this is like a gift. Dirt with no grass in it! He even double dug it for me. Before I could get too excited, though, he attached strings to this "gift": no new plants: use or move what I have. (I guess he must have noticed all the flats in the back yard.)

I still have asiatic lily bulbs I couldn't squeeze in the main garden. This spot gets only morning sun; and is shaded after 11 am. Will the asiatics tolerate this?


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Can Asiatics take more than half a day of shade?

I have some that are in half day, morning sun and they bloom fine. They do however tend to lean toward the light.


 o
RE: Can Asiatics take more than half a day of shade?

i have my yellow & red asiatic lilies under a juniper tree. they look great! so go for it


 o
RE: Can Asiatics take more than half a day of shade?

The leaning toward the sun is a problem & I myself don't care for the look. Long stems all bent toward the sun is not pretty. I moved my shaded ones to full sun.


 o
RE: Can Asiatics take more than half a day of shade?

I have all my lilies in part sun and they all do just fine.
L.Black Beauty, Orientals, Martagons, L. speciosum, L. regale, asiatics, and some dwarf tiger lilies. I find that bright light is sufficient. I use Bulbtone once a year on them. The ones that lean to the light are planted where they only get direct sun early in the morning, but are in bright overhead shade otherwise. The tigers want more sun, but the others do fine.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Lily Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here