How to Care for a Lily Tree

Save

The "Lily Tree" is a trademarked name for tall hybrid lilies--a mix between Oriental and trumpet lilies--also known as orienpets. Orienpet lilies offer the fragrance of the Oriental lilies with the large size of the trumpets, but are stronger and sturdier than either of their parents. These hybrids can grow in both cold and humid conditions. They usually reach 3 to 6 feet tall and can bloom well into August.

  • Assure that your orienpet bulb grows in well-drained soil. Your orienpets need at least half a day of sun. While orienpets can tolerate partial shade, they do best out of blasting sun.

  • Ensure the orienpet bulbs are planted at a depth at least three times the bulb diameter. Individual plants should be at least 4 inches from one another.

  • Stake your orienpet to provide support as necessary. While not every orienpet needs staking, many do.

  • Remove flower heads as they fade to allow the bulb extra energy. Cut the entire plant stem at ground level in the fall after a hard frost.

Tips & Warnings

  • Deer and rabbits can damage your orienpets.

Related Searches

References

  • Photo Credit lily image by Maciej Syrek from Fotolia.com
Promoted By Zergnet

Comments

You May Also Like

  • How to Plant a Lily Tree

    A lily tree can be a great and beautiful addition to your landscape. The tree is a smaller, bush-type that reaches maturity...

  • How to Take Care of a Trumpet Lily

    Trumpet lilies are beautiful flowers considered part of the lily family, although they aren't pure lilies. Their name comes from blooms that...

  • How to Care for a Peace Lily

    Caring for peace lilies requires avoiding hot sun and keeping the roots fertilized and moist without letting the lilies sit in water....

  • How to Care for a Voodoo Lily

    Voodoo lilies often prefer full sun, but they can also thrive in partial shade if the climate is particularly hot. Learn to...

Related Searches

Check It Out

How to Make a Vertical Clay Pot Garden

M
Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!