Where you plant your lily bulbs matters because they like cool conditions.
The gardening experts at Love the Garden said: “It’s a good idea to shade the base of the stems, such as by growing low-growing plants in front of them.”
Miracle Gro’s experts said: “You can plant them in a container or in the ground in a sunny, sheltered position but remember to place them where you will get the best of the scent.”
Flower borders and beds, patios, containers, city and courtyard gardens, informal and cottage gardens, and rock gardens are all suitable locations for lily bulbs.
If you’re planting the Asiatic, Oriental and Trumpet hybrid lilies, you should plant them in a pot with one to two inches between them.