Lily tips hacked off; good as dead?
I received some oriental lily bulbs without active growing tips. I suppose it was done to extend the storage time by the seller. These are very clean cuts, so it seems intentional.
I will always remember something that Martha Stewart kept reitering in an old show. It is to be careful with lily tips, because if they break off then they will not bloom that same year.
Does this mean that mines are as good as dead now? Actually, I may be wrong about them being dead as I have had partially rotted lily bulbs regenerate with the individual scales each producing new growth.
Please let me know if these will flower this year. Will I need to buy new lily bulbs to have flowers this year?
Thanks very much.