Lilies are one of the most beautiful flowers to plant in your garden. They come in a variety of colors and sizes, and they can add a touch of elegance to any outdoor space. If you’re looking for lilies to plant now, there are five varieties that stand out above the rest. From the Summer Sunset to the Black Beauty, these flowers are sure to brighten up your garden this season. Read on to learn more about each type and how you can grow your very own at home. Plus, follow along as our President Gord teaches Hannah from Check News all about them!

1. ) Summer Sun, Calla Lily

Enhancing any outdoor setting, the Calla Summer Sun is sure to bring sunshine and light to your garden with its bright yellow petals and small yellow centers. Its vivid hue will fill any area with vibrance!

These flowers thrive when placed in a location with full to partial sun exposure and soil that is kept moist but drained. Additionally, they make an excellent cut flower and are resistant to pests like deer and rabits.

For an abundance of beautiful flowers at the peak of summer. Plant Summer Sun from early to late spring so that they can bloom through the start to finish of summer.

2.) Big Smile, Oriental Lily

Big Smile Oriental Lily offers an eye-catching and unique color combination! Instead of the traditional pink or white petals, it has striking apple-red midribs and a refreshing yellow/green pistil. This popping contrast against the pale white base truly stands out. It grows 40″ tall and with 16-18cm size bulb circumference.

For successful bulb planting, it is important to pick a location with good drainage. Otherwise, the bulbs may be prone to rotting or deterioration. Plus, most bulbs are best planted in full sun and get optimal results if they receive 5-6 hours of direct sunlight every day.

Planting the roots of perennials, annuals or ground cover next to each other may offer some cooling in hot months. Likewise, a 2-inch layer of mulch is also useful in protecting against the sun’s heat.

3.) Black Beauty

‘Black Beauty’ is a magnificent hybrid lily, which was created through the cross-pollination of L. henryi and L. speciosum. Its raspberry flowers are richly-scented with reflexed tepals that have a thin white edge and anthers with little green centers.

The Black Beauty Lily is an oriental flower that produces up to 50 blooms when mature, stretching up to 4-7 feet tall on strong stems.

Not only does this flower grow well in pots, but the cut flowers make gorgeous arrangements with smaller blooms. Perfect for adding stunning beauty to any display! Blooming in mid-summer, it’s the perfect pick for a vibrant bouquet or centerpiece!

4.) Sunny Azores, Oriental Patio Lily

Sunny Azores, while being smaller in size than the traditional Oriental Lily, still have a spectacular bloom and sweet-smelling aroma. Don’t be fooled by their compact size – small flowers can make a big impact with their beautiful fragrances. Plant them in groups to create an aromatic oasis in any garden, or cut a few to bring indoors and enjoy the smell!

Planting Oriental Lily Bulbs should be done promptly, preferably in the Spring but you can get them in the ground up until Autumn. To ensure your plants thrive, locate them somewhere that has plenty of sunshine or partial shade and has soil which drains easily.

5.) Forever Susan, Asiatic Lily

With magnificent maroon color, complemented by sparkling orange accents along the petal edges and core. Forever Susan are typically planted early to late spring and can be expected to bloom early to late summer. For optimal growing, the plants prefer a spot with full to partial sunlight and soil that is well-drained.

If you’re looking for something that can add a vibrant touch to your garden and make stunning bouquets, then this is the right option for you. Its numerous blossoms make it perfect for adorning flowerbeds & borders while also being suitable for creating wonderful arrangements.

Chek it out

With over forty years of experience planting Lilies, our President Gord Nickel is here to share a few tips and tricks for planting your best Lilies yet. Tune in below to get started.

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