When E and S were married in late July, they gave every guest a lily bulb to plant in our own gardens. As MotB, I came home with a bag full...lol
The instructions said to plant them ASAP, so I did.
Those bulbs were SOOO ready to be planted, and this is the first to bloom. Cool, huh? (Not to worry--even in Minnesota, asiatic lilies are perennials.)