An ode to Lily: Tubular hybrids
Over hundreds of types of lilies there are in nature, but only some of them have tubular flowers. I will tell you some important facts about Lily Tubular hybrids.
Like other modern hybrid of lilies, the Tubular hybrids are widely distributed in gardens in many countries. However, in the gardens of the Tubular hybrids of lilies went on sale recently. Bulbs hybrid lilies come mainly from abroad - from countries with other climatic conditions.
Imported bulbs Tubular hybrids and other hybrid groups of lilies react differently to the change of climate. Some hybrids of lilies we have a good winter and are blooming. Other hybrids overwinter worse, so bloom irregularly, or reduces the quality of their flowering.
Features of development
Flower Bud tubular lilies is in spring (may) in the year before its flowering. Is a flower Bud in the centre of the bulb of Lily, under the scales.
Then, in the period from may to August, the bulbs are tubular formed young Lily bulb scales. Behind them laid a floral escape.
Then from August until November it appears the rudiments of the future stem leaves. Which begin to develop in the spring of next year. In the bottom of the bulbs in the autumn, forming new roots.
The following year, in may, flowering shoots of the tubular Lily begins to grow. And soon appears above the soil surface. At the same time, Lily bulbs actively growing a new root system.
In contrast to the Asian hybrids, the hybrids of the Tubular flower is not formed in the bulb. And at the top growing flowering shoots of the tubular lilies. In June she the buds appear, and in July, trumpet Lily blooms.
After flowering in the bulb tubular Lily starts an active process of accumulation of nutrients in young onion scales. And also the growth of roots. The old outer scales of the bulb are gradually depleted and die.
This process of renewal bulbs Tubular hybrids of lilies is held annually throughout the life of the plant.
That is why the spring and summer months are the most responsible in life tubular lilies. Which in this period are updating their bulbs. Possible adverse conditions in spring and summer can severely disrupt the natural cycle of plant development. And affect the development of new follicles. In the result, the injured Lily may not bloom at all or form ugly flowers.
Planting bulbs and growing tubular lilies
Tubular lilies should be grown in a sunny, wind-protected spot of the garden. A prerequisite for the normal development of follicles lilies from the group of Tubular hybrids – good drainage and suitable soil.
As a result, tubular lilies grow successfully in neutral or slightly alkaline soils. With increased acidity of the garden soil in advance before planting of bulbs needs to be paid to the soil lime, chalk or wood ash.
Ideas of planting and transplanting bulbs of lilies
Planting and transplanting bulbs of lilies from the group of Tubular hybrids do at the end of the summer. Planting bulbs tubular lilies is held in August with the expectation that the bulbs have time to take root firmly before the frost.
Before planting each bulb lilies carefully examine it. However, be sure to remove the old, rotten and damaged scales. Then for the prevention of diseases treated bulbs dark pink solution of potassium permanganate for 20 min.
So, planting depth of bulbs of lilies depends on the structure of garden soil. On light soils to plant Lily bulbs is deeper, and in heavy deepen them smaller.
Depends on the depth of planting bulbs of lilies and of their value. Large bulbs are planted deeper than small ones. Typically, the depth of planting bulbs tubular lilies is 3.5 height of the bulb.
So, after planting bulbs of lilies land watered and mulch (peat, leaf humus or other natural materials).
Care Lily Tubular hybrids of lilies is no different from caring for lilies of other groups.
Tubular seed propagation of lilies
So, lily Tubular hybrids of lilies are easily propagated by seed.
But note that when the seed method of propagation of the seedlings of hybrid lilies purity grade is not saved.
Ripe seeds tubular lilies it is better to sow in the open ground.
The first flowering seedlings tubular lilies occurs on the second or third year after seeding.
Work on hybridization and breeding of tubular lilies is in many countries very intensively and productively. Thereby creating a great number of wonderful varieties. The number of varieties of Tubular hybrids of lilies are second only to Asian hybrids.
Wintering bulbs and feeding plants
Tubular lilies in areas with severe and snowless winters hardy enough. Therefore, planting bulbs Tubular hybrids need shelter for the winter.
Also, you can cover fall planting of tubular lilies harvested dry leaves of trees, spruce branches or suitable material. For example, I use for this purpose, dry leaves of sedge. In the spring remove the cover, carefully loosen the soil.
How to fertilise tubular lilies?
Make a spring fertilizer tubular lilies nitrogen fertilizer (urea, 1st.l. in 10 liters of water). The second feeding tube Lily doing in the period of budding, 2-3 weeks before flowering. At this time, fertilize lilies phosphorus fertilizer.
After flowering, making potassium sulfate (1st l per 10 l of water) or use wood ash.
In the first year after planting bulbs or transplant is recommended to remove emerging flower buds to flowering weaken the plant. Then the tubular lilies will grow strong young onion with powerful roots. Finaly, that allows it to survive the winter and bloom luxuriantly in the next year.
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