Frequently Asked Questions
|🚚 Shipping Starts:||Currently Sold Out|
|📦 Quantity per Package:||2 Bulbs|
|☀️ Light Required:||Full Sun / Partial Shade|
|🌸 Blooming Period:||Jun - Aug|
|🌱 Bulb Size:||16/18|
|↔ Planting Distance:||20-24"|
|↕ Planting Depth:||6"|
|📍 Hardiness Zone:||Zone 3-9|
|🦌 Deer Resistant:||No|
|💐 Minimum Bulbs for Effect:||2-4|
The ideal time to plant Rising Moon lilies is in the spring, after the last frost date has passed. This is usually somewhere at the beginning of April, but it may vary depending on your specific location. The soil should be well-drained and rich in organic matter, and the planting depth should be about twice the height of the bulb.
It is also possible to plant Rising Moon lily bulbs in the fall, then they’ll benefit from the chill of the winter.
It is important to water the newly planted bulbs regularly, but be careful not to overwater them. Rising Moon lilies prefer slightly moist soil, but they can be prone to root rot if the soil is too wet. These plants also benefit from regular fertilization, with a balanced fertilizer that is high in phosphorus.
Rising Moon lilies, also known as Oriental Trumpet lilies, should be planted at a depth of 6 to 8 inches (15-20 cm) below the soil surface. Planting at this depth will provide the bulbs with the necessary insulation and protection from frost damage during the winter months.
Additionally, planting at this depth will ensure that the bulbs are not disturbed by routine garden activities such as weeding or digging. It is important to note that the depth of planting may vary slightly depending on the soil type and climate conditions of your area. In general, planting at a depth of 6 inches is a good rule of thumb for Fata Morgana lilies. Please make sure to stake Rising Moon lilies, as they're tree lilies which means they grow very tall.
Rising Moon lilies, also known as Oriental lilies, can grow in both pots and in the ground. However, they tend to grow better in the ground because they require ample space for their root systems to spread out and establish themselves. Growing in the ground also allows for better drainage and access to nutrients. And they are tree lilies, which means they can grow to a very tall height.
If you choose to grow them in pots, make sure to use a large container and well-draining soil to allow for proper root growth. Additionally, potted lilies will require more frequent watering and fertilization compared to those planted in the ground.
Rising Moon lily bulbs are hardy plants that can tolerate cold temperatures. In regions with mild winters, these bulbs can be left in the ground over winter without any special protection.
However, in colder areas, it is recommended to dig up the bulbs and store them in a cool, dry place until the following spring. It is good to know that Rising Moon lilies are hardy in USDA climates zone 3-9. Overall, the decision to leave Rising Moon lily bulbs in the ground over winter depends on the climate and soil conditions of the region.