name: "Easter Lily"
Latin name: Linium longiflorum
to: Originally Southern Japan and Taiwan. Today most
Grown for: A temporary indoor seasonal holiday
Temps: Provide a cool location away from direct hot
sunshine or heating ducts
Humidity: Not critical
longiflorum "Easter Lily"
information: When purchasing an Easter Lily
one should always ask for Colorado Grown plants. Locally
grown Easter Lilies are healthier and full of energy. Unlike the plants
that have been shipped across the country, sat in a warehouse, and
then sold on the mass market.
Select an Easter Lily with one or two open flowers and
several closed tight buds. The flowers are short lived and bruise
easily so its easier to get your new Easter Lilies home if the
flowers are closed. When a new flower opens, the yellow pollen should be
removed. Place your Easter Lily in an area with bright
filtered light. Keep the soil moist. There is no need to fertilize
your plant while it is kept indoors.
After danger of frost has passed you may plant your Easter Lily in a partially shaded
and sheltered area outdoors. The following spring the plant should grow back and reward you with many flowers
for season to come.
Your local Colorado Garden Center or Floral Shop will have Easter
Lilies available in 6" and 8" containers. Generally a
quality Easter Lily will have several plants in the pot.