Care Level: I'm Easy
Pet Friendly: Warning
Toxic to pets if ingested.
Origins: Taiwan and Ryukyu Islands (Japan)
Fun Facts: Easter lilies blo...
Easter lilies bloom when they receive more than 12 hours of light and naturally flower in August. To get Easter lilies to flower in the spring, they are put into a cooling period where the bulbs are given a cool, moist treatment for 6 weeks at 42°F. After this cool off the bulbs are potted, watered, and put in a greenhouse. Shoots emerge in about 2 weeks. To slow the flowering process, lilies are moved to a dark, cool place with a temperature of about 40°F for a week or less. When the lily buds measure 1 inch you have 28 days until the bud opens. If the bud measures 6 inches, you have one day before the bud opens.