Yellow Lily, Hybrid Lotus ( Yellow ) - Plant
Best grown in moist, acidic, humusy soils in part shade to full shade. Plants may be grown from seed, but will not flower for 4-5 years. Quicker and better results are obtained from planting corms which are sold by many bulb suppliers and nurseries. In addition, offsets from mature plants may be harvested and planted
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.