Easter Flowers are a Gardener’s Springtime Favorite

When we say "Easter flowers", we automatically think of Easter lilies. Easter lily bulbs are spring flowers loved for their ivory blooms and sweet fragrance. They are grown by the millions each year, just in time to display their blooms for the Easter season.

How to Choose Healthy Growing
Easter Flowers

Whether you plan to give Easter lilies as gifts, use them to decorate your home, or replant them as part of your garden plans... you'll want to pick only the healthiest of these Easter flowers. Here's how:

  • Select medium plants that are well balanced and not too tall or short.

  • Look for plants with flowers in various stages of bloom. Your best selection would have one bloom open, with the remaining buds still closed or preparing to bloom.

  • Check the foliage when choosing your Easter flowers. Lots of rich green leaves mean the lily is in good health. Look for dense, deep green coloring right down to the soil. You'll know you have a healthy root system.

Caring For Easter Lilies Indoors

In the home, Easter lilies prefer moderately cool temperatures. Their favorite daytime temperatures are 60 to 65 degrees F. Avoid placing plants near drafts or excess heat. Your Easter flowers love bright, natural daylight, but do not do well in direct sunlight.

Keep the soil moist and well drained. Take care not to over-water. Our best advice for watering is to remove the flower from any decorative foil coverings, then water until the water begins to trickle out of the pot's drain holes. Remove the foil used in shipping Easter flowers to avoid waterlogged flowers and eventual root-rot.

As the mature flowers starts to droop and wane, remove them leaving only the fresher, newly-opened blooms.

Transplant Your Easter Flowers Outside

Easter flowers are a great addition to any garden plans. Ready to transplant your lilies? Here's how, in 3 easy steps:

  1. Fix a well-drained garden bed in a sunny location with rich, organic matter. Use a planting mix, or a mix of one part soil, one part peat moss and one part perlite. Easter lilies must have good drainage.

  2. Give the lilies a site with bright light but some shelter from extreme heat and wind. Easter lilies bloom naturally in the summer. If you plant your Easter flowers outdoors in the spring, they may bloom again in summer or fall. Otherwise, plant them any time in the fall before the soil freezes.

  3. Plant Easter lily bulbs 3 inches below ground level, and mound up an additional 3 inches of topsoil over the bulb. Set your Easter lily bulbs at least 12 to 18 inches apart.  Make the hole deep enough that the bulbs can be placed in it with the roots spread out and angled down. Work the soil in and around the bulbs and the roots. Water the flowers well, right after planting.

Easter lilies take the spotlight as Easter flowers, yet there are many other wonderful choices of spring flowers. Get more ideas for Easter flowers from our flower guide for planting perennial
spring and Easter flowers

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