Lily of the grade “Epricot Fudge” looks like an exotic large flower capable of decoracing any garden. The form he resembles a tulip or a semi-violent rose. Its amazing appearance and unpretentious culture attracts the attention of many gardeners.
Apricot Fudge variety lily is a giant flower, which, under favorable cultivation conditions, can reach 1 m. The larger the bulbs, the more dimensional bloomer will be observed. In the first year of life, the culture grows up to 75 cm, it is often planted for it to the fore when creating landscape design. It can also be grown at home in a container.
This species is valued and for its property for a long time stand in a bouquet after cutting, this ability to provide dense petals. Blossom continues from late June to August. Color of lily petals “Apricot Fuji” is determined by the view – they can be painted in yellow, cream, salmon, orange, apricot shades.
One flower has 5-6 petals, slightly inclined inside. Brown pestle and stamens slightly rise above the flower borders. The blooming bud first shows a pestle with stamens, and the flower itself is revealed.
The flower diameter is 7-10 cm, and its length is 13-15 cm. One flowers may include immediately 30 flowers stretching up, and the shade of petals changes several times as being dissolved.
All varieties have a pleasant gentle floral fragrance.
How to plant?
Landing is recommended to produce in the second half of May or in the fall until the end of September. It is important to pay attention to the selection of landing material. Visually examine the Don for the presence of rot, dried processes and other flaws. It should not be asking. Do not use sprouted bulbs to land. If the planting material is purchased in the store, then process it with fungicides in order to prevent fungus. Suitable, for example, “phytoosporin”, “Topaz”, “Sorrow”.
As already indicated, it is possible to land in open ground and growing in the container. Recommended gap between instances – 25-35 cm. Landing is made to a depth of 15 cm. Support for culture is not needed.
Gardeners advise using this type of collective landings, that is, at least three bulbs. Open space is suitable as a plot or slightly shaded place. Before planing, planting material should be stored in the refrigerator or basement.
More comfortably lily will feel in fertile soil with good drainage. Can be used for landing and heavy soil. The depth of the wells should be equal to the magnitude of three bulbs. It should be filled with pure sand, put on the bulbs, fall asleep garden earth and the ramp. If the plant is planted into the container, then do not block the bulbs too much, otherwise the roots will first grow down, and then, when spaces are not left for them, start stretching up until it is above the ground surface.
There are several conditions under which Lily will actively develop and delight gardeners with lush and abundant blossom. Caring for the plant, pay attention to a number of moments.
Culture loves sunlight, and therefore it is not recommended to plant close to tall plants. But the low-spirited species may well act as neighbors – they will remove the roasting part from direct sunlight. If the flower put in the shade, then his stems will begin to stretch in the direction of light, they will be fragile, the growth of the bulbs is slowed down, the bloom will be weak.
In this part of the care it is important to comply with moderation. If precipitation continues, the plant does not need moisture. You can not water the flower, if the soil is not yet.
And it is also important to stop watering immediately after flowering.
It’s very important in the life of the plant moment. When the stem will shoot up to 10-15 cm, 25 g of ammonia nitrates are made by 1 m2. During the bootonization, 100 g of ashes or 30 g of mineral fertilizer is used as an additional nutrition for 1 m2. After flowering, the culture feed 1 st. L. Double Support for 10 liters of water.
It is important to know that the introduction of fresh organic fertilizers can lead to the spread of fungus, so avoid such feeding. And also give up fertilizer during flowering, otherwise it will quickly stop. Do not forget to systematically loose soil, as well as protect the plant from drying out and overheating with a 5-6-centimeter mulch layer, for example, peat, pine chip, coniferous opead.
Preparation for winter
As soon as the flowering ended, the stem should be cut off just below the former bud. After such a procedure, the culture will begin to invest all the energy in the formation of the bulbs and will not spend the forces to aging seeds.
In general, these flowers are frost-resistant (up to -34 degrees Celsius) and in warming for the winter do not need, they are well winter under the snow, but if frosts have already begun, and the snow has not yet fallen, it is recommended to protect the plant from cold with mulching. It is better to use cheva for this, as it protects the culture not only from frost, but also from slugs that in the spring begin to destroy lily. And it is also important to remove mulch in time as the snow melts.
If the culture is planted into the container, then it is contained in winter at low positive temperatures. Heat at this time is contraindicated.
Lily Apricot Fudge is possible to multiply in different ways
This is the longest and time-consuming process. Flower is worth the patience before the seed will be able to get a high-quality bully, because it can leave for several years. Therefore, this method is practically no applied.
Sowing carried out in February-March, seeds plant in the container. With the advent of the present sheet, seedlings are picked and leave to cooling in a warm place. In winter, they are cleaned into the basement, where the temperature is kept + 4 … 6 ° C.
Blooms can be expected only in 3-7 years.
The bulb does not differ in density, and scales suitable for landing are pretty easy. First, they should be counted for 15-30 minutes in a variable solution. Suitable, for example, the drug “Maxim”. Next, the scales need to put in a dark package in one layer, the following layer is placed moss sphagnum, then again scales, and again moss. After that, the package neatly tie and leave in a dry cool place for several months.
Sometimes the contents of the package must be inspected for the presence of dampness and grind processes. A few months later, on the bottom of the scales will be shown on bulbs, which can be planted in a pot together with scales, and in the spring time to transplant.
The bulbs grow unfinion. In the 4-5th age, the root system forms a nest of lows, which become loose and weakly resistant to diseases, so they are required to delete. Landing is made in separate new pits, where the motherboard is placed, and children. Before planing, it is important to eliminate defective scales and dried roots.
Cuttings can serve as part of a stem with sleeping kidney, leaves with a segment of a stem. They are cut, remove the lower foliage and plant in the soil at a depth of 2-3 cm. After 1-2 months, the filmed bulls are separated and put into the container on the same depth. After some time, you can observe how the first shoots will be processed.
Diseases and pests
It cannot be said that the lilies of the specified variety are distinguished by a strong immunity in front of diseases and pests. Of the diseases of the plant most often turn out to be amazed by fungi and viruses. So, Gray rot or Botritis arises due to cold wet weather. You can learn about a boring stains on the bottom of young leaves, then the disease goes to stem and buds.
For prophylaxis, you can use a solution of copper sulfate, connected to a solution of ammonic alcohol and calcined soda. And also for the struggle is used three-fold treatment of burgue liquid. At serious stages to help “phytoosporin” or “Fundazoll”.
Sometimes lilies are affected by fusariasis. In this case, rotting begins with a bulb. Disease occurs in the absence of drainage, with overvalued or when using fresh organic.
To get rid of the problem, the bulbs should be pulled out, wash them and soak in the “Fundazola” solution for half an hour.
Another frequent illness of lily – cucumber and tobacco mosaic. The presence of diseases indicate light stripes and stains on colors and leaves. Damaged instance should be destroyed, and as prevention to disinfect the tool and treat the “carbofosomes” plants – it protects the landing from the Tly, which is the mosaic carrier.
From the insects to rummage Lilia loves a web tick, which causes twisting leaves and drying the flower. From him will help to get rid of drugs “Carbofos”, “Apollo”, “Actor”. Piskun beetle – another frequent uninvited guest of lily, which promptly destroys the green mass. Effective means of struggle against this pest are “carbofos” and “Denis”, also bugs can be removed mechanically.
The main enemy of pestles and anthers of the stamens – Lily Fly. When this insect, the bud should be eliminated, after which it is an instance of insecticides, for example, “duts” or “KE”.
Additionally about Lily “Epricot Fudge” See in the following video.