Yellow Lily, Hybrid Lotus ( Yellow ) - Plant
Common name: yellow adder s tongue
Bloom time: April
Height: 0.25 to 0.50 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Plant lily bulbs in autumn. Note: Lilies do not thrive in Zones 9 to 10 without a period of refrigeration; they need a cold, dormant period. Select a site with soil that drains well. How can you tell? After a good rain, find a spot that is the first to dry out.Water trapped beneath the scales may rot the bulb, so a well-drained site is essential.
Sunlight: Part shade to full shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 70º and 90º F
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- In active growth, water freely especially if rainfall is less than 1 inch per week.
- Keep lilies mulched so that their roots are cool.
- The mulch should feel moist but not wet.
- Apply a high-potassium liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks from early spring until 6 weeks after flowering.
- Keep moist in winter.
Naturalize in moist soils in shaded areas of native plant gardens, shade gardens, woodland gardens or wild/naturalized areas. Also grows well in pond or stream banks or in shady areas of rock gardens.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
No serious insect or disease problems. Plants go dormant by late spring.
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