The life of that beautiful, potted Easter Lily doesn’t have to end after Easter. The lily plant can be introduced into your flower garden for annual enjoyment. Transplant it outdoors once all danger of frost has passed and once the flower stops blooming.
The plant needs to be in well-drained soil, just as it did when it was potted. To provide the needed drainage, add peat moss and perlite to rich organic soil. Plant the lily bulbs, roots down, 3” inches beneath the surface of the soil and water. If planting more than one bulb, position them at least 12” inches apart. Cut back the stems once the plant appears dead. This will cause new growth to begin and possibly another bloom this summer. Next year, look for a June or July bloom.
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