Ghost Lily Planting Instructions


The ghost lily is a hybrid Asiatic lily bred especially to be grown in a pot. It is one of the lilies in the Lily Look series and goes by the name Tiny Ghost. The ghost lily, or Tiny Ghost, is a perennial bulb that grows between 18 and 20 inches in height. Tiny Ghost is hardy between USDA zones 4 and 8 and USDA heat zones 1 and 8. The ghost lily's blossom is deep red with dark green foliage.

Step 1

Sprinkle 1/2 inch of soil at the bottom of the container.

Step 2

Place the ghost lily bulbs in the bottom of the container with at least 1/2 inch between each of them.

Step 3

Cover the ghost lily bulbs with high quality potting soil. Fill the soil to within 1/2 inch of the top of the container.

Step 4

Water the ghost lily until the soil is moist. Do not allow the soil to dry out at any time while the ghost lily is growing.

Step 5

Place the ghost lily container in full sun to partial shade, indoors or out, as long as the temperature does not exceed 48 F for at least 10 days. Then place the ghost lily in full sun to partial shade in temperatures not exceeding 75 F.

Tips and Warnings

  • Do not over-water the ghost lily.

Things You'll Need

  • 8- to 10-inch deep container
  • High quality potting soil


  • Learn 2 Grow: Lilium 'Tiny Ghost' (TINY SERIES)
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  • Dayton Nusery: Asiatic Lily

Who Can Help

  • Heritage Perennials: Lilium 'Tiny Ghost'
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Hollan Johnson is a freelance writer for many online publications including Garden Guides and eHow. She is also a contributing editor for Brighthub. She has been writing freelance for over a year and her focus' are travel, gardening, sewing, and Mac computers. Prior to freelance writing, Hollan taught English in Japan. She has a B.A. in linguistics from the University of Las Vegas, Nevada.