How to Transplant Easter Lilies in Florida


Florida's hot climate poses a challenge for most oriental lilies, but the Easter lily is one of the best-performing lilies in Florida, according to the "Orlando Sentinel." When the holidays have ended, don't toss that container Easter lily. Plant it in the garden and care for it as a perennial to enjoy fragrant white flowers in your garden each spring. If kept moist, Easter lilies acclimate well to their new environment.

Step 1

Keep the potted Easter lily indoors until the blooms begin to decline and the plant's leaves begin to turn from green to yellow or tan, indications that it's time for planting outdoors.

Step 2

Select a site that offers the Easter lily full sun.

Step 3

Dig a hole for the Easter lily that's twice as wide as the container holding the plant and just as deep. Remove weeds, roots and stones from the hole.

Step 4

Squeeze the sides of the container to loosen the plant, then shake the Easter lily from its container. Break apart its circled roots by hand and trim them back with scissors.

Step 5

Fill in the hole with soil without pressing down. Water after planting until the ground becomes boggy to compact the soil. Keep the soil moist but not wet.

Things You'll Need

  • Easter lily plant
  • Shovel


  • "Orlando Sentinel": Keep Easter Lily Another Year
  • Texas A&M: Bulbs
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