Caring for Oriental Lilies
I bought these lilies and it says they will grow 20" tall. Should I plant them in a pot or in the ground? I also live in New Mexico where it is dry and windy. What do you recommend?
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You can grow them in sun to part shade with fertile, well-draining soil. Bulbs are normally quite resilient as far as growing conditions go and are suitable for both the garden and container envionments, so this choice is really up to you. However, the plant will require additional water in a pot, especially if your region is dry and windy. Speaking of this, other plants that respond well to these conditions include xeriscape plants. The following articles should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/xeriscape/drought-tolerant-flowers.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/spaces/wind-resistant-plants-for-your-windy-garden.htm