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lily bulbs ruined! help

Posted by stroja62 ( on
Sun, Nov 30, 08 at 22:26

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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RE: lily bulbs ruined! help

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.

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RE: lily bulbs ruined! help

if i plant each flake will it make new bulbs

RE: lily bulbs ruined! help

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!


Here is a link that might be useful: Propagating Lilies

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