Bulbs forum: Can you identify this bulb?

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Name: Julia
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JuliaNY
Oct 19, 2012 3:10 PM CST
Funniest thing.....I was sent these bulbs and no label as to what they are. I've tried to reach the person who sent them but haven't been able to contact them.
Any ideas as to what they are? I'd like to plant them tomorrow but haven't any idea what the appropriate depth should be.

Thanks
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Julia
Upstate NY
Zone 6
Name: Alessandro
Padova (Zone 7b)
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xeronema
Oct 19, 2012 3:35 PM CST
Lilium sp.
Name: Julia
Upstate NY (Zone 6a)
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JuliaNY
Oct 19, 2012 4:47 PM CST
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Julia
Upstate NY
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 22, 2012 3:28 PM CST
Protect from rodents (gophers, voles, etc.). They love to eat them.
Name: Julia
Upstate NY (Zone 6a)
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JuliaNY
Oct 22, 2012 5:02 PM CST
valleylynn said:Protect from rodents (gophers, voles, etc.). They love to eat them.


They are planted so hopefully they stay there. I finally got an answer from the person who sent them and they are Asiatic lilies. At least
I know what the variety of lily they are. Smiling
Julia
Upstate NY
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Name: Critter (Jill)
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critterologist
Nov 4, 2012 4:57 PM CST
Rule of thumb for pretty much every type of bulb or corm is to dig a hole 2 to 3 times as deep as the diameter of the bulb... a 2 inch tulip bulb goes into a 4 to 6 inch hole; a half inch crocus can be planted just under the sod. Use "3 times" in the south, especially for tulips at the edge of their range, and use "2 times" for planting in clay soil.

Lilies often like to be fairly deep (3 times diameter, or 6 to 8 inch deep hole), but I think most kinds of lilies can do that cool trick where they hitch themselves deeper with their roots, so if you planted a 2 inch lily bulb in a 4 inch deep hole it would be fine... and if you ever dug for it, you'd probably find it 6 inches deep or more.

There are lots of possible colors with Asiatic lilies, so you'll get a fun surprise next summer!
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Nov 4, 2012 6:55 PM CST
Hurray! Jill you should do a Tip with that information. I can never remember what the formula is. Hurray!
Name: Critter (Jill)
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critterologist
Nov 6, 2012 6:02 PM CST
Good idea, Lynn... I haven't submitted any tips for a while... do you know, are we still just supposed to tree-mail Trish with tips, or is there a link for them now?

:-)
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Nov 6, 2012 7:22 PM CST
We use the Ideas tab at the top of the page. Thumbs up
Name: Critter (Jill)
MD (Zone 6b)
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critterologist
Nov 6, 2012 10:22 PM CST
Huh. Guess it's been a while since I checked the tabs! Sure enough, there's a special link now for submitting tips (and articles, too, looks like).

Thanks!
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Nov 6, 2012 10:33 PM CST
Hurray! Isn't it great. Big Grin
Name: Julia
Upstate NY (Zone 6a)
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JuliaNY
Nov 7, 2012 5:06 PM CST
critterologist said:Rule of thumb for pretty much every type of bulb or corm is to dig a hole 2 to 3 times as deep as the diameter of the bulb... a 2 inch tulip bulb goes into a 4 to 6 inch hole; a half inch crocus can be planted just under the sod. Use "3 times" in the south, especially for tulips at the edge of their range, and use "2 times" for planting in clay soil.

Lilies often like to be fairly deep (3 times diameter, or 6 to 8 inch deep hole), but I think most kinds of lilies can do that cool trick where they hitch themselves deeper with their roots, so if you planted a 2 inch lily bulb in a 4 inch deep hole it would be fine... and if you ever dug for it, you'd probably find it 6 inches deep or more.

There are lots of possible colors with Asiatic lilies, so you'll get a fun surprise next summer!


I've starred this post to be sure to refer back to it next time I have a question on bulbs. Great tip. Thumbs up
Julia
Upstate NY
Zone 6
Name: Critter (Jill)
MD (Zone 6b)
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critterologist
Nov 8, 2012 3:50 PM CST
Thanks! I wrote it up and am seeing if I can find a planting-demo photo... if not, I'll "stage" one or just post the tip with a nice daff pic!
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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valleylynn
Nov 8, 2012 5:01 PM CST
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