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Staking Lilies... yes or no?

Many Trumpet lilies, and most of the Aurelians, do not require staking the first year of planting as they are typically only one-half to two-thirds their mature height the first summer. But, as they put down deep basal roots, and become established in your garden, heavy flower heads from multiple blooms can bend stems over, and look unsightly to tidy gardeners.

If desired, you may position 12-inch wooden stakes next to bulbs when planting, and if support is needed later, these short markers can then be replaced with sturdier 4-foot poles without fear of damaging lilies. Use a soft material for tying stems to stakes.


Wild Lilies
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Wild Lily bulbs making up the genus Lilium belong to the family Liliaceae comprising of approximately 200 genera made up of approximately 2,000 lily species. There are in the neighborhood of 110 to 120 Lilium species depending on whose classification you reference. For the full article, click Knowledge Base