Post by flrubyluver on May 24, 2010 12:39:49 GMT -5
I recently purchased a Lilly of the Nile Plant and wanted to see where other members might have it growing....full sun? partial shade??? Wet, dry???
I read on the internet that it likes full sun and keep moist but down here in Florida, full sun bakes everything so I just wanted to double check with anyone that might have one to see what the best growing conditions would be for it.
Post by hummingbird231 on May 24, 2010 14:05:30 GMT -5
I recently purchased one of these too. Mine is still in the pot, I have it sitting in the shade for now, not sure where im gonna plant mine either. Keep me posted. Do you know if they have nectar in them for hummingbirds? Linda
Post by Steve Backes on May 27, 2010 11:43:51 GMT -5
I had not realized that lilies were hummingbird plants until last fall. I've not had many lilies so I'd not observed hummers feeding one them but I received quite a few reports of hummingbirds feeding on various lilies last year. I also found similar discussions on two other forums. I've now got a Lily of the Nile, a few Blackberry Lilies, and a Parrot Lily to go with a few Day lilies. I'll have to see what's blooming when the hummers are present.
Post by hummingbird231 on Apr 5, 2011 9:54:03 GMT -5
My lily of the nile has never bloomed, how about yours. I've had em' for a year now and the only time it bloomed was when i bought it, it was blooming. When does yours bloom? This question is to anyone. O, plants i want are shrimp plant, already have the yellow, so any other, and I also want the aloe that hummers like. All I have to exchange is Red salvia, cypress vines, mexican petunia later this month. Sorry most of my perrienals are not mature yet, but next year maybe
Has anyone else wondered why the county plants hummingbird plants like firecracker plants in the dividers like on US 27 in haines city area? How many birds and butterflies get killed trying to get to them?
Post by hummingbird231 on Apr 18, 2012 13:12:17 GMT -5
Just an update. my lilly of the nile plant has still not bloomed, ive had it since 2010. Is that strange? Im in N. Lakeland, and have it planted in full sun. should i move it to a more shady area? Linda
Post by marthaloul on Apr 18, 2012 18:50:04 GMT -5
Mine bloom heavily mid to late May through mid June. Most of them are in partial shade but the ones in the sun bloom just as well. I put milorganite around the base of them when I fertilize the daylilies. The HB find agapanthus, Lily of the Nile, irresistible. Good Luce. -- I live in south Lakeland on Poley Creek.