Easter Lilies are a fragrant lily, with white trumpet-like flowers that blooms around Easter in the Northern Hemisphere (spring). Their popularity makes them the fourth-largest potted floral crop. They were originally native to Southern Japan and Taiwan, but are now grown around the world in cool climate regions.
Peak flowering period is late Spring to early Summer. Potted Easter Lilies are unlikely to flower again unless replanted outside.
- bright filtered light
- cool conditions (5C – 20C)
- good drainage
- light weekly watering, allowing the soil to dry out
- direct sunlight
- warm drafts
- trapped, standing water
To increase the flowering period, remove flowers when they wither and clip leaf ends when they brown. Water weekly, allowing the soil to dry completely between watering. Place in a bright location away from warm draughts and direct sunlight.
If kept indoors, snip off the pollen sacs to avoid permanent stains. Also be aware that the plant is toxic to cats.
- Easter Lilies at University of Illinois Extension
- Easter Lilies at Denver Plants
- Easter Lily, Lily at Virginia Tech Extension
- Easter Lily Diseases at University of California IPM
- Easter Lily, Easter Lilies, After Easter, Don’t Toss The Lilies: Plant Them and Lovely Lilies at Home and Garden Television
- Easter Lilies In The Home And In The Garden at The Garden Helper
- Easter Lily at Clemson University Extension
- Lilies by Pamela McGeorge
- Lilies: A Guide to Choosing and Growing Lilies by Michael Jefferson-Brown
- The Daylily: A Guide for Gardeners by John P. Peat, Ted L. Petit
- The Color Encyclopedia of Daylilies by Ted L. Petit, John P. Peat
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