First Lady Asiatic Asian Lily Bulbs
First Lady Asiatic Asian Lily Bulbs are an easy to grow Asiatic lily bulb. Bright deep pink flowers with ivory centers and burgundy eyes. Also, blooms early summer on rigid stems rising 3-4’ tall! See First Lady live and in bloom at our annual lily festival!
About Asiatic Asian Lilies
Asiatic Asian lily bulbs (Lilium asiatica) are perfect plants. Even for landscapes. They are true lilies of the lilium family. And the hardiest, most popular lilies. As well as, producing long-lasting flowers. Beginner at growing lilies? Asiatic Asian lily bulbs are the easiest of lilies to grow. Additionally, the first of the season to flower. And they multiply fast. They do well in many zones. USDA hardiness zones 10 to 3.
History of Asiatic Asian lilies run deep. Painted flowers were found adorning walls in Egyptian pyramids. And, Chinese paintings. Also found in the circle of Louis XIV.
Oriental hybrids are cross bred with this cultivar. Therefore, producing many different shades, colors, etc.
Their flowers are large. Likewise, 5″ to 6″ inches across. Furthermore, their large bulbs store a lot of food. Also, giving plenty of flower power. Even grown with sub-par soil, water and fertilizer. Asiatic Asian lily bulbs come in a wide range of colors. Red, pink, yellow, orange, white. Additionally, more shades and colors! And color combinations. Except blue.
Location of First Lady Asiatic Asian Lily Bulbs
Site selection is important. Choose locations that are in full sun mornings. Then afternoon shade. Likewise, all lily bulbs grow best in a soil ph of 6.2 to 6.5. Therefore, it’s a good idea to test your soil ph. Amend as needed. However, neutral (7.0) is OK. First Lady Asiatic Asian lily bulbs cannot tolerate boggy soil. Planting areas should be tested for drainage. Again, amended prior to planting.
Incorporate our Power Grow Potting Mix/Soil Amendment into any soil. Increasing drainage, aeration, nutrients. Their bulbs are available on line from us Fall or Spring. Wait to plant until spring in areas with sustained freezes. Also, plant bulbs 4 to 6 inches deep. With the pointed part upward. First Lady Asiatic Asian lily bulbs sprout and bloom every year. They can be planted in containers, too.
Fertilize bulbs twice annually, Spring and Fall. Most importantly, use our Power Grow All Season Lily Bulb Fertilizer. Once every 3 or so years, dig up the clusters of bulbs. Then divide. Therefore, increasing plants. And enhancing flowers. Equally important, if blooms get large or begin to flop over, stake them until flowers are spent.
Planted properly and cared for, First Lady Asiatic Asian lily bulbs produce many bulb-lets. Also, increasing in size over time. Lightly mulch lily bulbs before the ground freezes. The Asiatic hybrid lily, have always been fabulous garden and cut flowers.