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sliced bulbs-- any hope?

Posted by rosemctier z5/6 waynesburg PA (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 4, 11 at 18:51

a friend dug out some resurrection lily bulbs for me today and i am heartbroken-- at least half of them have been sliced by the shovel. is it possible to save them? i was thinking of potting them up in a big pot-- is it worth it? i have read that some bulbs will form small bulbs around the base-- anyone think that is likely? any help would be appreciated :)


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RE: sliced bulbs-- any hope?

Many sliced bulbs will recover. If you need them, I would pot them up and give them a chance. Al


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RE: sliced bulbs-- any hope?

I too have planted sliced bulbs if there remains part of the basal plate (where the roots emerge). I dust the cut surface with sulpher dust before planting.


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RE: sliced bulbs-- any hope?

I let the cut dry for a week before planting.


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