Lilies are beautiful plants with large flowers that come in white, pink, yellow, orange, red, and violet. They produce distinct, sweet, or spicy fragrances that delight your garden. Lily plants flourish in full sun, but some varieties have different light requirements.
What is Full Sun?
Full sun plants need at least six hours of direct sunlight every day. A south-facing porch that receives sunshine from noon to dusk is an example of a full sun area. Some plants, however, require eight to ten hours of sunlight to bloom properly.
How Many Hours of Sun Do Lilies Need?
Lilies enjoy the sun and require at least six hours of direct sunlight per day to bloom consistently. They prefer to be protected from the harsh afternoon sun in hot climates. If you can pick between giving your plant more sunshine in the morning and afternoon, go for the gentler morning sun.
Can It Grow in Indirect Light?
All lily species thrive in dappled shade and bright indirect light. When growing lilies indoors, try to find a bright area where they can receive adequate sunlight. A south-facing window without shade from trees and structures outside would be ideal.
Can it Grow in Shade?
Lilies can tolerate some shade. However, when the plant is grown in a heavy shade, the stems will try to lean toward the light, become spindly, and fall over.
Choose slow-growing lilies for heavily shaded regions to avoid having to stake the stems. Some species like Martagon lilies flourish in the shade, unlike the more common lily varieties.
Can Lilies Get Too Much Sun
Prevention is the key to protecting plants from too much sun. Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight during the season’s hottest days can cause scorching of the foliage. Scorched leaves usually turn brown, shrivel up, and eventually wilt.
How to Measure How Much a Sun an Area is Getting
Measure how much sunlight an area receives from daybreak to dusk. Repeat the procedure for a few days while recording the variances at different times of the day. After a few days, you should be able to determine the average amount of sun an area receives.
You can use this guide to categorize your findings:
Full sun – The area receives at least six hours of direct sunlight throughout the day.
Part sun – The area receives at least four to six hours of direct sunlight throughout the day, most of those coming from the intense afternoon sun.
Part shade – The area receives at least four to six hours of direct sunlight throughout the day, with most of those coming from the less intense morning sun. Full shade – The area receives less than four hours of direct sunlight throughout the day, with most of those coming from the morning sun.