Asiatic Lilies Your asiatic flowers guides Sun, 19 Jun 2016 10:31:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Are asiatic lilies poisonous to dogs ? Sun, 15 May 2016 09:54:39 +0000  

While you can find a lot of information about peace lily or calla lily, there is almost nothing about asiatic lily. This beautiful flower type is common thread to cats, but again, there is not enough research shared about its dangerous effects to dogs. According to ASPCA asiatic lilies are not toxic to dogs.

Main signs of intoxication are:

  • vomiting
  • oral irritation
  • burning of mouth
  • drolling

What should you do in case of your pet intoxication:

  1. Don’t worry, you pet probably has an allergic reaction to one of the leaf components
  2. Try to starve your dog for about 24 hours, but make sure you provide water access
  3. Next day, feed her three or four small and light meals consist of poultry or fish. Avoid highly processed “food” from stores.
  4. If her condition starts to improve, gradually add normal food throughout next days.
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Basic information about Lilies Thu, 12 Jun 2014 01:38:23 +0000 Introduction20030806-lily-stargazer-1-290x300

Lilies are one of the most beautiful bulbous plants that we enjoy in our gardens. Their incredible variety of colors, shape and construction of flower and inflorescence, make possible to distinguish a great number of varieties from this specimen. These flowers have enjoyed great popularity among all gardeners. Quite often we can also hear about the collectors of these plants, who in addition to the cultivation and care, are also involved in breeding and culling of new varieties. All this thanks to the beauty that emanates from lilies. If we want to have them in our garden, we need to understand the basic principles of growing conditions and care. Below I describe exactly how to handle the lilies. 20030806-lily-stargazer-1-290x300EasySalsa_2949


When choosing bulbs for planting lilies, we must be guided primarily by their appearance. They can not be soft, affected by rot or battered, as it increases the likelihood of total damage or an attack of various diseases. If you have already bought bulbs, we need to select the appropriate position. First of all, it must be a place sunny and warm. Well, it is sheltered from sudden gust of wind. The soil in which they feel best is the land fertile and humus, acidic with a pH of about 5.5. It should also be permeable, this location may not be water.

Planting date depends on the variety conditions. Lilies, which overwinter in the soil, should be planted in late September and October. Other species dunk in the spring. Planting depth should be about 10 – 15 cm, depending on the size of the bulbs (further inserted into larger bulbs.) The exception here is lily white, which you dunk a depth of 5 – 10 cm. The spacing between each specimen should be approximately 15 – 20 cm.

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Lilies are plants that feel good when they are fertilized and watered regularly. We use a compound fertilizer. Water should be provided in such quantities that the earth was not too soaked, and at the same time that it is not too dry. Therefore, the cultivation of these flowers are important drainage and mulch (bark, garden compost or peat).


Species lilies, which we leave for the winter in the ground, have coped well with the prevailing in our frosts. It is only important to plant them before the onset of cold weather. Dig them only every few years. Other varieties should rather pull up after flowering and dried on the plants every year. Bulbs stored in the dark, not too warm and not too humid room. Good for this purpose are the cellars, where there is too much humidity.

Diseases and pests

Lilies are exposed to attacks of various fu

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ngal diseases and viral infections. The most common of these are gray mold, mildew and rot lily base of the shoots or bulbs, we fight using appropriate anti-fungal sprays, as well as mottle virus, tulip, cucumber mosaic virus and tobacco leaf curl virus necrotic, with whom it is impossible to fight, and attacked the plants need dig up and burn.

Very often we find lilies pests that eat plant parts. The most common of these is poskrzypka lilac (red beetle with black legs; larva gray), thrips lily (dark brown insects), keel Lilian (mainly found in flower buds). With all the pests we deal with appropriate spraying.


The main way to get young bulbs of these plants, while the one who gives the guarantee receipt progeny plants with the same characteristics as maternal flower, is the separation of adventitious bulbs. We do it when they dig and prepare for hibernation.

Garden lilies are very beautiful flowers. Inflorescences of some varieties can be very large and can often produce several dozen flowers. Regardless of the variety, lilies are a great decoration for your garden, which is why it is useful to know the conditions of cultivation and care of these plants to be able to properly grow them in your garden.

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Fertilization: Asiatic Lilies Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:38:53 +0000 Where and when?

If we did not give compost before planting, then two weeks after planting the bulbs we should add multicomponent mineral fertilizer with low content of nitrogen and mix it with the soil, in an amount of 20g / m2. In the spring, when the soil isn’t that frozen, water with ammonium sulfate (easily dissolved). As buds begin to appear, fertilize for the last time.

If you have poultry manure, then sprinkle a thin layer on the surface of the soil and leave it permanently, by covering it with litter. After flowering, lily should no longer be fertilized !


From mid-April to the end of July we provide lilies constantly moist soil. Abundantly watered once a week in the amount of 10 liters of water per 1m2. When watering, do not sprinkle the leaves!


Lilies like to have a “hot head and cold feet“ so we mulch the place of planting,. To mulch we can use all organic materials such as peat, leaves, chaff, straw, bark, finely mown grass in a layer of 5 cm, mulching also saves us work, because effectively protects against outgrowing weeds.

Weed Removal

Weeds must be immediately removed by hand it should be remembered that when doing this we should not damage the bulbsThe use of chemicals for weed control is not recommended. Some gardeners also recommend seeding of neighboring lilies cover crops with shallow root system. Dangerous for lily weeds are spikes and provide habitats aphids such as pigweed.

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What to look for when buying asiatic lily bulbs Tue, 03 Jun 2014 22:53:12 +0000 What to look for?

Before buying bulbs try to ask experienced breeders who will help you choose the varieties tested in their backyard. Bear in mind that the majority of Asian and Oriental hybrids from Holland are for acceleration in greenhouses, and not all seem to be good choice in the garden.
Bulb should be firm, without the brown and black spots and indentations on the scales and roots. Must have a healthy and firm roots, if bulbs are dried with withered roots, before planting the bulbs, soak for 24 hours. in lukewarm water. We have to remove sick husks, and then dry it by putting “upsideto drain from between the scales.


Where to plant?

Position in full sun or partial shade and well ventilated. In extreme cases, just 5-6 hours of sunlight is enough. Lilies do not tolerate waterlogged soil and standing near the roots of water, land subsidence, which formed frost hollows.

The best varieties can be planted in the rock gardens, pots. They can also be planted in the pails, buckets, containers and during flowering move on balconies, terraces. For example, buckets with a capacity of 10 liters can store 2-3 medium bulbs. If you plant lilies in front of buildings where is the sun, set a distance of 1.5-2.0 m from the wall, because the wall which is warming-up tilt at an angle up to 45 degrees and the inflorescence is unbalanced. The ideal place is the area of conifers, which are a good backdrop for the lilies and create a favorable microclimate.

Which soil is the best?

a1Soil must be humus, permeable water and air to the roots. To loamy soil we should add peat or coarse sand. For hybrids of Asian lilies, soil should be slightly acidic with a pH of 5.5-6.5.

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Floriculture of lilies Sun, 01 Jun 2014 22:33:08 +0000 Cultivation of asiatic lilies


We plant lily bulbs immediately after buying in tight permeable and rich in humus soil. They grow best in sunny or semi-shaded places.  Place them at a depth twice the height of the bulbs. Bulbs are planted at a spacing of 30 cm in average garden soil with a pH of 5.5-6.5. Deadline for planting from late August to late October.


We plant 2-3 onions in a pot filled with a substrate of clay with the addition of ground leaf and sand with drainage at the bottom in the form of stones. Diameter of pot should equal to 25 cm. Bulbs placed at a depth of 3 times the amount of onions. During the growth we abundantly irrigate and fertilize once a month fertilizer rich in potassium. Onions should be stored over the winter in pots or boxes of moist peat in a cool, in a dry place.


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Introduction to Asiatic Lilies Sat, 31 May 2014 22:31:41 +0000 Introduction

Lilies are perennials onion, and their exceptionally beautiful flowers of various colors grow throughout the summer. Asiatic lilies are the largest group of garden lilies, distinctive richness of shapes, colors and habit. They are characterized by a complete frost resistance and low susceptibility to disease. Asiatic lilies are now among the most popular garden hybrids. They are also recommended to people with no experience gardening.

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 General Characteristics

Asian lily flowers do not smell, usually have open, raised cups in the shape of little cup. Leaves narrow to broad, lance-shaped, glossy, green . Body underground is composed of imbricately onions stacked, scales are thick.

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To the group of Asian lilies among the following hybrids. Many of them come from Lilium bulbiferum and Panther (Lilium lancifolium son. Tigrinum).

Brushmarks  – height of 1.3 m, raised flowers, orange with dark red blotch on each petal

Cocktail Twins  – full flowers, brick-red

Connecticut King – height to 90 cm,  bright yellow flowers

Diabora – dark red flowers, black and speckled in the middle

Enchantment  – height 90 cm, produces up to 12 bright, red-orange flowers with black gorges

Fire King – height of 90 cm, orange-red flowers with purple spots




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Asiatic lily bulbs Wed, 21 May 2014 20:27:23 +0000 sd


When you are planting lilies and you know exactly where you will use them it is good time to choose color of these plants. Lily bulbs can be found in various color schemes. Asiatic lilies are often use to decorate houses, restaurants, weddings and other events. Before you even think about planting a lily you should consider which bulb will be the best choice for your ocassion. Beside color you will be also interesting in size and shape.


Normal asiatic lily has six primary sizes:EasySalsa_2949

  • baby
  • micro
  • small
  • medium
  • big
  • large

Speaking a little bit more about sizes we should notice that first two sizes (baby and micro) are used in small spaces, for example: inside block apartments or modest houses. Medium size lily is frequently come across in garden and smaller park, this volume is natural size of lily and probaby the most beautiful.yellow asiatic lilies

Common Colors

The most popular colors are yellow, red, white, purple, so I uploaded few photos of different color schemes, but these aren’t only options. Asiatic lilies can be also found in green, orange or black ( very rare ).


If you found this info helpful and interesting please give me some feedback

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How to plant asiatic lilies Sat, 10 May 2014 22:46:48 +0000 When to plant asiatic lilies?

Usually we should plant lily bulbs in autumn, exactly between September and November. It’s great time to do this, because it’s mild outside, there is little wind and a few frosts. Also soils are warm which make it possible for roots to grow. All things considered, asiatic lily is the first to bloom and very easy to grow so be prepared in September !

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How to plant and take care of lilies?

1) Slacken the soil to a depth of eleven to fifteen inches

2) Lilies need a dozy period without watering asiatic lilies planting

3) Plant only in areas where they could get about seven hours of sunshine a day, next to bigger  plants to prevent bulbs from drying out.

4) Make sure that soil is well-drained, because we don’t want our lily bulbs to rotten

5) Put the bulb in the hole which you have to dig (about two times as big as bulb) and fill with the soil

6) Bulbs need space between each other to grow, so dig other holes in distance of about three bulbs.

Easy way to plant lilies:



That’s it !

I hope these advices will help you to plant asiatic lilies as well as other kinds of lilies ( maybe oriental or calla lilies?).




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Deadheading of Asiatic Lilies Sat, 10 May 2014 03:23:03 +0000 About deadheading:

To get the most from your flowers (doesn’t really matter if they’re asiatic lilies or daylilies) you have to deadhead them and remove dead parts of your plant. We need to take off bad parts of flowers as soon as they start to drop off, as we try to prevent lily from losing its energy. Deadheading protract life of flowers and enable them to produce more flowers to make your garden ever more beautiful !



How to work with asiatic lilies:

How to deadhead lilies:


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Asiatic lilies: 10 Golden tips to take care of them Tue, 06 May 2014 05:23:16 +0000 Lilium Candidum derives its name from the Greek word leiron. Commonly this beautiful flower is known as the Lily. Lilies can be grouped into five basic categories which are Asiatic Lilies, Oriental lilies, Trumpet lilies, Tiger lilies and Turks cap lilies. Most people believe that lilies bring good luck and prosperity and therefore are abundantly used in wedding and formal occasions in a family. A popular myth surrounding the lily is that the lily was once yellow in color. Only after Virgin Mary selected it that it became pure white in color and was recognized as a symbol of life and fertility. Later on both the Romans and the Spaniards believed and used the medicinal properties of these lilies.

Asiatic LiliesSimple golden rules to understand when growing these lilies

1.    The best time to plant these lilies is during the fall in the months of September and October.

2.    When planting lily bulbs you would need to group them. A regular group could contain three to five lily bulbs. Remember to evenly space out your lily bulbs when you are planting them in the ground. Otherwise they will not grow well.

3.    When planting lily bulbs use an area in your garden which receive abundant sunshine. This would help the lily to grow tall and your lilies would be beautiful too.

4.    Your garden should have a good water drainage system if you are planning to plant water lilies. Otherwise water logging would cause your lily to rot and all your effort would go in waste.

5.    An essential tip which would help your lily survive the winters is covering them with compost. This would help the ground enjoy steady temperatures.

6.    You can also mulch the bulbs and the mulch can be removed once they start growing.

7.    When using a fertilizer to grow your lilies, you can select one which has rich phosphorus content in them. You can fertilize your garden soil during the spring and again during the fall season.

8.    These lilies do not need much watering and they can be conveniently watered once a week and the soil should be able to hold the moisture well.

9.    When growing lilies you have to prune them on a regular basis and do not leave a dead lily flower in its plant for a long time. This would help the plant to be healthy and prevent any production of seed.

10.    Also remove dead lily petals from the flower. Otherwise your lily would suffer from Botrytis Blight.

In the end it can be added that you would require loads of patience when you first start growing these lovely lilies. With time you would be able to understand their needs and grow a few of them in your garden. This hard work of your would not go in waste, as everyday your beautiful lilies would greet you in the morning and calm your senses.

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