Flower Friday: Maroon and Pink Asiatic Lilies

I discovered Flower Friday last year while visiting Lorilin@Bugbugbooks and have been having a blast sharing some flower pictures and information. Please check out Lorilin’s blog if you haven’t already for book reviews and more!


Today’s Flower is:

Asiatic Lilies

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I’m assuming that these are Asiatic and not hybrids because they are very short and never get above 2-3 feet. I believe mine are maroon and pink, although the maroon almost look purple.

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I adore this lily because they last fairly long and come back every year with more.

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It’s recommended that you fertilize in the spring, but what we do is leave leaf mulch and natural matter around the plants and they seem to do just fine.

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I couldn’t resist and had to cut some for a bouquet. They do wonderful in bouquets and last over a week.

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  • Botanical Name: Lilium asiaticum
  • Zones: 3-9
  • Important fact: Poisonous to cats

Thanks for checking out Flower Friday! What are some of your favorite flowers to grow? Feel free to share comments below.

❤ Mischenko

30 thoughts on “Flower Friday: Maroon and Pink Asiatic Lilies

  1. These are so pretty, M! Look at that bouquet! I am not having luck with these sadly. Some bugs keep eating them. The leaves must be tasty. I planted several again last year and they are still struggling. I’m thinking about trying some in a pot just to see. Love love yours!

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    1. Thank you so much, Jennifer! I’m sorry you have some pest on yours. I can recommend something that might help, but it does have chemicals in it. I have to use it on our roses every year because of the beetles. It’s Bayer Rose and Flower care liquid. It fertilizes, treats disease and treats insects -all in one. It comes in a big blue bottle. You just mix it with water and pour it at the base of the plant. It literally works like magic! I hope it works for you if you try it. I do think there’s a beetle that eats lilies, but I’m not sure. Here’s a link for the Bayer in case you’re interested. Thanks for your sweet comments as always, friend! ❤

      https://www.lowes.com/pd/BAYER-ADVANCED-32-fl-oz-Flower-Food/3005267?cm_mmc=SCE_PLA-_-LawnGarden-_-OutdoorPesticide-_-3005267:BAYER_ADVANCED&CAWELAID=&kpid=3005267&CAGPSPN=pla&store_code=1956&k_clickID=b4eed818-4319-4aa8-a417-b4b0fac7e4e9&gclid=CjwKCAjwsdfZBRAkEiwAh2z65l-0AdDGtM5U69RxdwH2BULfV-l3m2rUhD6Fr4p4gVe4JeuTEBFaSxoCjXcQAvD_BwE

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      1. I appreciate this recommendation, M! We definitely need to try something different because what we have been doing is not working. My roses (from my earlier blog posts) get visited by beetles, too, and boy, are they ever nasty! It very well could be beetles on my lilies too. My day lilies do well. They must not be tasty! Guess what- I have one, lone pink bloom on a lily today! We’ll see if it opens, and I’ll get a pic! Thank you for the advice. I want to run to Lowe’s right now! 😂 ❤️ 💗

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  2. One of these days you are going to have to post a video showing off your entire garden. I’m just imaging this magical eruption of colour in your Spring/Summer yard. Lol
    Thanks for posting these beautiful pics yet again. I love lilies and those deep colours are divine.

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    1. We did have a light purple one, but I’m not sure what happened to it. I ended up planting butterfly weed though and it’s all over now. I’ll look into getting another bush thought because they’re so beautiful and full! ❤

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  3. starjustin

    There are soooooooooo many different types of lilies. They are all amazing. I didn’t know that these were ‘asiatic’ . They’re so colorful! 😀🌸

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