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Bringing Lilies from Bottom of Pond

Posted by msamery z5 OH (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 18, 12 at 11:46

We live in Zone 5 in Ohio where it's been very warm and then very cold. The temps have been erratic and then we have periodic frost. The hardy lilies we put in the bottom of the pond last fall are sending up long, lanky leaves to the surface. Hubby wants to bring them up to the shelves but I think it's too early.

If we bring them up and we have frost, will it kill them? Or should we wait til mid-May like always?

Thanks for the input.

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RE: Bringing Lilies from Bottom of Pond

Perhaps I am missing something about the colder climates, but it was my understanding that lilies perferred growing from a greater depth than a shelf and were also likely to produce more flowers.

RE: Bringing Lilies from Bottom of Pond

I'm assuming you're talking about hardy lilies? They like being 2 and 1/2 -3' under water and make more blossoms at that depth.
Also, Don't forget to thin them every 1-2 years. And they are very hardy, so I wouldn't worry about them and frost.

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