Liliums like to have " warm heads and
cool feet ". To achieve this plant your Lilium bulbs between low growing
plants & shrubs in mixed borders. When planting in to pots allow 1 bulb for
a 150mm (6inch) pot or 2 for a 175mm (7 inch) pot. Liliums prefer a slightly
acid soil that is well drained.
Enrich prepared soil with well rotted
compost and a complete fertiliser. Find a position in the garden sheltered
from the wind that receives half day to full sun. Plant between April and
August in to moist soil 10cm deep and allowing 15 to 20cm apart. Keep the bulbs
cool after planting by using a layer of compost / mulch. Leave the liliums in
the ground for years, maintaining moisture while they are actively growing.
Topdress the area each autumn and spring with a complete fertilser.