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Lilies – A Splash of Color For Partial Shade

lilies-2Our perennial department has potted lilies. These are budded and blooming plants, 3 per pot, in 3 gallon pots, so they are quite showy! We suggest you enjoy them in the pot as a deck plant, then, when they are out of bloom, that you plant them out into the garden.

Lilies do best in sun or light shade, with cool soil. This is best achieved by having a ground cover to reflect the heat from the soil. (“Tops in the sun, feet in the shade;” clematis have similar cultural preferences.)

There are a number of different types of lilies, including Asiatic (the easiest to grow), Oriental (considered more tricky, but strongly fragrant), and various hybrids that combine aspects of various types, such as the LA hybrids, which are a cross between Easter Lilies (Lilium longiflorum) and Asiatic Lilies, resulting in easy-to-grow,colorful varieties that carry the fragrance from the Easter Lily parent.

We have a good assortment of lilies for you, in various colors and heights: anywhere from natural dwarves that only get 14 inches tall, to others that can reach 5 feet once established in the garden.

For gardeners who have partial shade, are tired of impatiens, and are looking for a splash of color, try some lilies.

Larry Hurley, perennials specialist for Behnke Nurseries (now retired), started with Behnke’s in1984. Larry enjoys travel, food and photography. He and his wife Carolyn have visited Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Brazil, South Korea and much of Europe. Their home is on a shady lot where a lot of perennials have met their Maker over the years.

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