Lily is one of the most beautiful flowers known for its bright, varied color and a very pleasant, rich aroma. Their smell is so strong and persistent that it is not even recommended to keep lilies indoors. But they are an indispensable decoration for the garden. The variety of varieties of these exquisite colors is amazing.
The representative of a large family of lilies, majestic and striking in beauty and size, is the Triumfator variety. Its name speaks for itself.
Lily "Triumphant" refers to LO hybrids (Longiflorum / Oriental), that is, obtained by crossing a group of longiflorum and oriental varieties. Also known is the variety "White Triumphant" with snow-white buds. On a high one and a half meter stalk there can be up to 6 pieces at a time.
The flowers of this variety of lilies are in the form of bells directed to the side. They are dark pink with white tips gracefully curved back. The stamens of the flower are bright orange, located on long legs. The flower itself reaches 25 cm in diameter, has a very delicate aroma. On a one and a half meter sturdy stem, 3-5 of these flowers can simultaneously grow.
Lily usually blooms in July-August, the flowering period is up to 3 weeks. This winter-hardy variety tolerates frosts up to 29 degrees.
Lilies grow in one place up to 5 years. In adult plants, several nests of bulbs of different sizes and ages appear. They are transplanted to a new place after flowering - in September-October.
The Triumfator lilies propagate, like other varieties, most often vegetatively. Onion bulbs are separated from the mother bulb and planted in containers so that they grow and get stronger. In addition, there are other methods of reproduction:
- Scales. Scales with onion bottoms are planted in the ground and maintain constant soil moisture until small onions ripen in them.
- Stalks. In spring or after flowering, the stem is separated from the bulb and planted on the garden bed. After a month and a half, several bulbs appear on the stems that have taken root. To have more, the underground part of the stem is cut longitudinally. Lilies with this method of reproduction bloom in the second year.
- Leaves. During budding, leaves from plants are torn off and placed in an inclined state in boxes with earth, half filling them. Bulbs are formed after a month and a half.
Lilies: variety selection (video)
Acquired bulbs should immediately be planted on the site. If the time is not suitable for this, then the planting material can be stored in a cool place at a temperature not lower than zero degrees in moss, coarse sand or in peat crumb.
Bulb planting is best done in April-May or in September-October. Planting depth should be no more than three bulb sizes.
Plot for lilies choose sunny. It is best that the sun illuminates it all the first half of the day. It is absolutely not suitable for growing lilies in a place where groundwater passes close or stagnant water. It is important that there are no sharp winds or drafts in the area allocated for planting lilies.
Before planting lilies, it is worth watering the soil twice with boiling water - then all underground parasites and insect pests will die. Bulbs are planted in pre-fertilized and moist moist earth. Under the bottom make sand. The distance between the colors should be at least half a meter. The soil after planting is mulched with peat and leaves.
Lilies need watering and top dressing. Water them only under the root so that water does not fall on the leaves. Top dressing should be done only during budding and after flowering, no later than mid-August. During this period, it is necessary to apply potash fertilizers to strengthen the bulbs. During flowering, lilies do not fertilize, as abundant nutrition contributes to their accelerated flowering.
After flowering, the peduncle is cut off, leaving at least 15 cm of its ground part. In order to avoid freezing of bulbs during wintering, the plant should be covered with leaves or covered with special protective tissues such as spunbond.
Combination with other plants
Lily "Triumphant" - a spectacular addition to any flower garden. Its bright colors are always visible against the background of other flowering plants, and it coexists peacefully with any of them, never drowns its neighbors. It looks especially bright against the background of lush green shrubs, visually increasing the area of the garden.
Planted next to felt cherries, irga, lilacs and other plants that bloom at different times from lilies, they create the effect of flowering bushes.
Roses and lilies are wonderful neighbors. The high growth of the "Triumph" gives him the opportunity to look equally among the rose bushes. Looks good lily surrounded by red and pink flowers.
On the Alpine hills open to the sun, lilies do not take root well. But if you pritenite them on the south side with low pines, spruces or other shrubs, then the flowers can grow, and the composition will look very original.
Such neighbors are possible for the "Triumphs":
- low with earlier flowering LA hybrids of lilies;
- Peonies that bloom before, have beautiful foliage and serve as a wonderful backdrop for lilies;
- Veronica, creating a spectacular contrast to the lilies due to the shape of vertical inflorescences;
- they can also be combined with low daisies.
Pest protection, disease prevention
Lilies have many enemies: various bacterial infections, viral infections, insects, rodents. But most often, lily diseases are caused by a violation of agricultural technology when planting and caring for plants. Lilies "Triumphant" are affected by various diseases much less often than other types of flowers. Proper care and protection from pests contribute to their magnificent growth and flowering, good reproduction.
The list of diseases and pests of these plants, as well as preventive measures to prevent infection and measures to combat these negative factors are given in the table.
Lilies "Triumphant" - very beautiful and unpretentious plants, even a novice gardener can grow them. Buying bulbs from reliable sellers who have the appropriate documents for these plants, and observing the basic rules of agricultural technology, you will get an excellent result. These majestic and vibrant flowers will be a good reward for all your efforts.