Triplet lilies

A cousin of the lily.
Common name : Triplet lilies
Scientific name : Triteleia
Family : Liliaceae
Category : Bulbs
Type of plant : Perennial
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Caracteristics

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Water needs
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Frost-resistance High
Zone USDA 5b
Height 20 - 30
pH 6.2 - 7.5

Identify my triplet lilies

The triteleia bears clusters of flowers in May, of very varied color according to the cultivars. The leaves are slender, and measure from 15 to 25 cm.

Plant my triplet lilies

Plant in autumn your triteleia in open soil, in a well drained ground, light, poor, in full sun. Bury the corms at 7 cm, and space them at least 10 cm. If you choose to keep your triteleias in pots, know that they could suffer from frost! Choose a mix of potting soil and loam.

Water my triplet lilies

Triteleias in open soil do not need watering; their life cycle is early enough to have already reformed their bulb when the summer drought arrives. In pots, care must be taken to keep the soil moist.

Propagate my triplet lilies

Take advantage of the summer dormancy to propagate the cloves: using a pitchfork, remove the bulbs: separate the smaller ones, you can even cut in cross the bigger ones, and replant.

Prune my triplet lilies

At the end of flowering, cut foliage after it has become yellow; it is at this moment that the plant as stored its energy for the winter!

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