From early summer to late summer, lilies are popular in the garden and cut-flower arrangements in all of their flower forms. This mix allows you to enjoy lilies from early summer to late summer in all of their flower forms. The All Summer Lily Garden represents the Asiatic, Oriental, and Trumpet varieties. If you take good care of your Lilies, you will be able to enjoy a variety of blooms in your garden throughout the summer. Although their bloom times vary slightly, if you follow some of the simple guidelines we are about to share, you will be able to enjoy Lilies throughout the summer season!
Are All Lilies Bloom All Summer Long?
Lilies’ bloom times vary slightly, so not all of them will be in bloom for the duration of the summer. There are ways to keep them blooming all summer long for those of us who love these beautiful flowers as much as we do.
Lily Varieties That Bloom Throughout the Summer
Different lilies bloom at different times of the year. Planting a variety of lily bulbs will provide you with a continuous supply of blooms throughout the summer.
They bloom at the end of the summer when Asiatic lilies are beginning to die back. Orientals come in all shapes and sizes, from tiny 2-footers to huge 8-foot-tall monsters (the shorter ones are great for patio beds or container gardens). Oriental lilies are known for their enticing scent that gets stronger after the sun. They produce a lot of white, pink, red, or bi-colored blooms. With its bright flowers, this mix adds a burst of color to borders, bouquets, and cut flowers. When they’re cut, they smell great and will fill even the biggest rooms with their spicy and sweet scents.
If you look at all the lilies out there, Oriental lilies are some of the most pleasant-smelling. Flowers make a strong smell when they bloom, but it’s especially strong in the evening. Oriental lilies have bigger leaves than other lilies, and the foliage and flowers are safe for deer and rabbits to eat and drink. There is a lot of pollen on the anthers of Oriental lilies, which is why they are so beautiful. You should remove the anthers when the flower opens to keep pollen from getting on your furniture.
There are many buds on each stem of oriental lilies as big as dessert plates. Oriental lilies come in many different shades of pink and purple and white and creamy yellow. Spotted and recurving petals can be found on some plants while others don’t. They are one of the last lilies to bloom, and they can grow up to 5 feet tall.
In the middle of the summer, trumpet lilies start to grow and flower. They are tall and have trumpet-shaped flowers. They can grow in Zones 5 to 9. There are many trumpet lilies on each stalk, with 12 to 15 blooms, and have a wonderfully heady, sweet smell.
People also call these hybrid flowers Aurelian flowers. They are so beautiful. They should be called “incredible.” It has lots of colorful trumpet-shaped, long-lasting flowers that smell very good. Their petals don’t have spots on them, and the leaves are wide but not as wide as the leaves of an Oriental lily. Several trumpet lily varieties have more than a dozen buds on each stem, but others don’t have as many as some other types.
White, yellow, orange, cream, and pink trumpet lilies come in a variety of colors. They often have star-shaped throats in different colors.
The Asiatic lilies, which are bi-colored and speckled, are the first to bloom in the early summer. They come in pure white, pink, vivid yellow, orange, and red. A lot of people grow Asian lilies because they’re very easy to grow and have a lot of flowers. Because they have flowers that face up, they bloom from early to midsummer and last for a long time. These are hardy in zones 4 to 9. A lot of the scent of the Asiatics has been lost because they have been bred very hard. Even though they don’t have a lot of scents, they are a favorite of floral arrangers.
Keeping Lilies Blooming All Summer Long in Your Garden
Lily Planting for Long Summer Blooms
When it comes to growing lilies, they thrive in full sunlight. At least four times the bulb’s height, Lily bulbs should be planted. Because the two-inch bulb requires a hole about eight to ten inches deep, you’ll want to plant it there.
When planting lilies, you’ll need to give them a little more depth because the bulbs themselves have roots, but they also have roots on the stems above the bulbs. For the most part, Lilies are tolerant of cold temperatures and prefer to keep their bulbs cool.
Taking Care of the Lilies
The practice of deadheading isn’t recommended for all plants, but it’s a good one to get into with your Lilies. At the end of the season, these gorgeous creatures expend about 40% of their energy on producing seeds. Even though you’d prefer to leave them for as long as possible, you can safely deadhead them once they’ve turned yellow.
You’re allowing the bulb to “recharge” itself with all of that extra energy. But keeping their foliage intact as long as possible will aid their re-emergence the following year.
Make Your Lilies Pest-Proof
Deer, rabbits, and pollinators are drawn to Lilies because they are visually appealing. As soon as they emerge from the ground, we suggest spraying them with Plantskydd. Since it is organic, it is safe for the environment and wildlife, but they don’t like its taste!
This summer, why not fill your yard with beautiful Lilies? You’ll find all of the above, as well as many more, in our summer-flowering catalog.