• August ‘Easter’ Lilies

    by  • August 18, 2010 • Plant Profiles, Summer

    Easter lily in August

    Surprise! Easter lily in August

    Easter Lilies, (Lilium longiflorum), Japanese natives, are apparently adaptable to our climate here in the Sierra Foothills. Three pots of lilies, with faded blooms, given to me by a friend in May 2009, were planted on the back garden bank and then forgotten until early this summer when the stems popped up from among the yarrow.  Then first week of August,  the blooms appeared in numbers of one to three per stem. I like surprises such as this!


    Sue Langley, a passionate gardener and photographer lives and gardens with her husband and Corgi, Maggie on 7 acres just south of Yosemite, Zone 7 at 3000 feet. She also manages the Flea Market Gardening Facebook page and website.