Secret Kiss Asiatic Asian Lily Bulbs
Secret Kiss Asiatic Asian Lily Bulbs are perfect for mixing with just about any other colored plant. Especially lilies! Similar but different with Night Rider. Secret Kiss is a wonderful new dark plum or dark red flowered lily. Compared to ”Night Rider’, its’ petals are more open and stems/blooms are black in color. Flowers are “violet black” in the sunlight, in light shade appear as nearly black. Likewise,once established, Secret Kiss grows to be about 3 feet tall. See Secret Kiss live and in bloom at our annual lily festival!
Crossed between the Trumpet Lily and Asiatic lilies. Secret Kiss lilies are a fabulous garden and cut flower lily. Also imagine a slightly fragrant, Asiatic lily.
About Asiatic Asian Lilies
Asiatic Asian lily bulbs are very easy to grow garden plants. Grown from a bulb, they adapt well to most soils. Also, great for forcing to bloom indoors. They are prolific reproducers and bloomers. Likewise, excellent-long lasting flowers. Also perfect for container growing. Or landscape border plantings! Asiatic Lilies produce no scent. Making them great for allergenic sufferers!
Asiatic Asian are true lilies of the lilium family. And are 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. Easy care, they do well in many zones. USDA hardiness zones 10 all the way 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 Secret Kiss 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. Secret Kiss Asiatic Asian Lily Bulbs cannot tolerate wet 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. Asian Asiatic bulbs are available on line from us Fall or early Spring. Wait to plant until spring in areas with sustained freezes. Also, plant bulbs 4 to 6 inches deep. With the pointed part upward. Secret Kiss Asiatic Asian Bulbs sprout and bloom every year. They can be planted in containers, too. Lilies are one of the easiest plants to care for. Once the lily bulbs begin to grow and bloom, keep them moderately moist. When blooms are spent, deadhead. Then, allow most of the foliage to remain. In addition, cut off stalks as yellowing begins. This will help fuel the bulb for the next year’s bloom.
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, Secret Kiss Asiatic Asian Lily Bulbs produces many bulb-lets. Also, increasing in size over time. Lightly mulch lilies before the ground freezes.
Excessive warmth in early spring delays growth. And hard freezes with temperatures below 25°, cover foliage. Until temperatures reach above freezing.