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Lily

Lily

Origin of the lily

Belonging to the liliaceae family, the lily (or lily) is one of the most majestic flowers of the bulb flowers. Today present all over the world, in Europe, in the United States, in Asia up to the Philippines, the lily is divided into a hundred species classified into four families: Asian lilies, oriental lilies, trumpets and longiflorum. This diversification allows the lily to display several different shapes, sizes and above all different colors: white, yellow, orange, red or purple. Symbol of nobility and purity (and for a long time in France, of royalty), the lily rises over its entire height to offer a flower with six tepals (3 petals and 3 sepals) which splashes the gardens of colors during its flowering in summer . In the shape of a star, trumpet or bowl, the lily can also have some colorful patterns on its petals. It can reach a size of 60 to 150 cm, depending on its variety. Sun and shade lovers for its roots, the lily gets along very well with the other flowers in the garden where it occupies very little space. It will take its full extent alongside geraniums or roses, among others.

Lily culture

In the ground, or in pots, the lily easily finds its place in your garden. Planting takes place in March and April for flowering from June to September. Plant the bulbs in groups of 4 to 5, with a minimum spacing of 15 cm between each group. In moist soil, place the bulbs about 10 cm deep. > Lily care Cultivation of the lily is fairly simple and maintenance is limited. Make sure to regularly remove wilted flowers, keeping the leaves as much as possible. During flowering, you can use a regular liquid fertilizer about every fortnight. Due to the weight of the flower lily, the use of a tutor may be necessary. To keep the lily in bouquets, it will be necessary to cut the flower when the three buttons placed at the foot of the stem let their colors guess without being opened. The lifespan of the lily, once the stems cut at a bevel, can go up to two weeks by renewing the water daily.

Watering the Lily

Make sure the soil is always moist. Watering should be abundant in spring and summer, less frequent in autumn and non-existent in winter.

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