Casablanca Lily Flowers Arrangements

An arrangement of lilies provides seasonal indoor color.An arrangement of lilies provides seasonal indoor color.

Cut lilies (Lilium spp.) add graceful color to indoor flower arrangements. Growing your own lily cutting garden provides you with an ongoing supply of blooms in the colors and types you prefer most. Lilies grow in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 3 through 10, depending on the variety. The plants require little maintenance but flower profusely in season. Encouraging the most flowers and the healthiest stems results in the most attractive cutting lilies.

Select oriental lilies (Lilium orientalis) for fragrant cut flowers or choose Asiatic varieties (Lilium asiatic) if you don't require a fragrance but prefer high flower production. Short varieties that grow only 2 or 3 feet tall produce straighter stems, but taller 5-foot varieties provide longer stems for arranging.

Plant lily bulbs in well-drained soil in a bed that receives about six hours of sunlight for best flowering. Space the bulbs 4 inches apart in all directions. Close spacing encourages straighter stem growth and helps prevent the plants from falling over.

Water lilies approximately once weekly and supply enough moisture at each watering to moisten the top 6 inches of soil. Water with a bloom-boosting soluble fertilizer, applied at the package recommended rate, once monthly during the growing season to encourage healthy flowering.

Place a circular hoop stake over tall lily varieties when they are about 12 inches tall to help keep the plants upright and stems straight. Circular stakes feature a round hoop supported by three legs. Push the legs 2 or 3 inches into the ground to anchor it. These stakes are camouflaged by the lily foliage as the plants grow.

Cut the lily flowers when the buds begins to open, cutting about one-third of the way down the stem from the bud. Cut out the pollen-producing stamen from the interior of each bloom. Dissolve a floral preservative in a vase of water and immediately place the stem inside.

Things You Will Need

  • Bloom fertilizer
  • Hoop stake
  • Shears
  • Floral preservative
  • Vase


  • Lilies bloom in early summer, midsummer or early fall depending on the variety. Plant a combination of early-, mid- and late-bloomers to ensure a long-lasting supply of cut lilies.

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2009-11-13 06:45:34 by amanda9131

The farm and garden side of CL is a good place to advertise a trade. This forum is intended as a place to exchange information. In Seattle, we have a large group of people who belong to the "Freecycle Network," which has an online structure in place for helping people give away and receive items, all for free (no trades). Try Googling "freecycle network" with your city name. Also, people post the plants they have and the plants they want on "Dave's Garden," and I often see notices about them in the "PlantFiles" section of that website. What I do is Google "PlantFiles Oriental Lily Casablanca" or some other plant name to learn about the plant, and if it's available as a trade

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