Planting Instructions by Flower Name
- Hardy Zones: 5-9
- Spacing: 2-3"
- Height: 15"
- Ships As: package of 25 bulbs
Lavender Mountain Lilies
Ixiolirion are in the Amaryllis family and are native to Central Asia. Lavender Mountain Lilies, Ixiolirion tartaricum, is the most commonly grown species and will produce brilliant masses of lavender blooms in early summer.
Plant bulbs in well-drained soil, either pointed end up or sideways. Plant 2-3” deep and 2-3” apart. Lavender Mountain Lilies are not too picky about light, and can be grown in full sun or areas that receive mostly shade. Plant in large groupings, or ‘drifts’, for maximum effect. Water well.
Provide moisture during the spring and early summer growing season. As with other spring- and summer-blooming bulbs, let the foliage die back on its own, allowing the plants to create energy for next year’s blooms. If conditions are right, the bulbs will spread and ‘naturalize’ over the area. If bulbs get too crowded, the best time to dig and divide them is in midsummer, after the leaves have yellowed, but are still visible.