Can I plant lilies in autumn?
Amateur Gardening|October 10, 2020
Can I plant lilies in autumn?
John has been answering reader queries for 50 years
John Negus

Q When and how should I plant lilies, and will they grow happily in pots as well as the ground?

Sallyanne Bennett, Gloucester

A Lilies are best planted in autumn, with bulbs placed at a depth of two three times their height. Ideal conditions are a south-facing, slightly sloping site in sun or partial shade.


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October 10, 2020