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Lily Bulbs for Sale From K. van Bourgondien

For more than 175 years, K. van Bourgondien has supplied gardeners with flower bulbs for both fall planting and spring planting. We understand that vibrant plants start with quality bulbs and top varieties. We offer lily bulbs for sale online that will produce lilies with qualities such as large, showy flowers, unusual forms and colors, and top garden performance.

Which Lily Bulbs Should I Buy?

When selecting varieties of lilies, consider bloom time. Asiatic Lilies bloom in early to midsummer, while Oriental Lilies bloom in mid to late summer. Many gardeners like to plant both because it's a way to enjoy lily flowers all summer long. Make sure you take into account the lilies' mature height. Border Lilies grow 14-18 inches tall, while Oriental, Asiatic and Double Lilies are usually 3-4 ft. tall. Giant Lilies can reach 6-8 ft. tall. Finally, narrow down your color choices and go with your personal preferences. You can choose from so many types of pink lilies, types of orange lilies and types of red lilies as well as other colors.

Grower's Guide to Lilies

No matter what type of outdoor lilies you choose, all lilium have the same basic needs. They're sun lovers and should be planted in full sun or partial shade and well-drained soil. They also look best when planted in groups.

When to Plant Lily Bulbs

Lily bulbs can be planted in the spring or the fall. When your bulbs are delivered, you should plant them soon after their arrival. Treat them carefully and do not break off any stalks or growth that may be on the bulb.

Where to Plant Lilies

Plant lily bulbs in a sunny spot in your garden or border. The ideal site is one where the plants get full sun at the tops and are shaded at the soil level to keep the ground moist. Lilies prefer soil that is light, porous, sandy and enriched with compost.

How to Plant Lily Bulbs

Plant lily bulbs about 6-8 inches deep and 6 inches apart in clumps of three or more bulbs. The pointy side of the lily bulb should be facing up toward the sky. If you can't tell which is the rooting side and which is the sprouting side, plant the bulb on its side. It will figure out which way is up. To encourage root development, work Van Bourgondien 100% Natural Bulb Food into the soil before planting.

How to Grow and Care For Lilies

Lilies are low maintenance plants. However, for the best performance, fertilize lilies with Van Bourgondien 100% Natural Bulb Food in the spring. After the lilies flower, remove only the blooms, but not the stems or leaves. Allow the foliage to die back naturally. The stalk can be cut back carefully when the foliage has died back completely.

Types of Lilies

Lilies are some of the most popular flowers to grow. They're versatile too. Because there are so many types of lilies, it's easy to include them in a variety of garden settings. You can choose from Border Lilies, Asiatic Lilies, Oriental Lilies, Double Lilies, Giant Lilies and more. To learn more about the types of lilies, visit our blog about Types of Lilies.
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