lily bulbs ruined! help

stroja62November 30, 2008

i have quite a few lilies in my yard and they are starting to pop up under the hedge because they multiply everywhere. i was trying to dig one up so i could replant it and it broke so i am left with a bunch of little bulb layer things. can i plant these to grow new bulbs? should i plant them now, in the ground? please help

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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

Welcome to Garden web, and The Bulb Forum.

Can I plant these to grow new bulbs? should I plant them now, in the ground?
Yes, they should be fine.

fyi...if you put your location in the garden zone box (see I am zone 5/6 S IN) it will automatically be shown each time you post.

Sue

    Bookmark   November 30, 2008 at 10:37PM
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stroja62

if i plant each flake will it make new bulbs

    Bookmark   December 1, 2008 at 11:09AM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

I'm sorry, I had not read your original post correctly when I first replied. I was thinking that what you had were a lot of small bulbils that had grown along the stem.

Yes, new bulbs can be started from the flakes, that are actually called scales.

Directions for growing from scales can be read at the link below.
Here is more info too.

Good luck!

Sue

Here is a link that might be useful: Propagating Lilies

    Bookmark   December 1, 2008 at 12:15PM
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