Lilies forum: First Babies

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Name: Shannon
Burkeville,Va (Zone 7a)
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Shannon
Oct 29, 2012 2:07 PM CST
Lovey dubby I checked under my double orange tiger lily & found some seeds . Took them in the house
planted last week & now little ones Hurray!

Should I do anything "Special" for them ? They are my first lilies ever :thumbsup:


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Moby
Oct 29, 2012 2:40 PM CST
Those are called bulbils. Congratulations on your first foray into lily propagation! You may plant them, or if potted you will need to provide a 'winter chill' period for them in their pots. Hurray!
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Name: Shannon
Burkeville,Va (Zone 7a)
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Shannon
Oct 29, 2012 2:44 PM CST
Can I keep them in the house for a month or so ? I dont want to put them out with all the moving of plants
that will hopefully be happening soon. I will have a unheated greenhouse in RI that all my plants will be in
Will that be ok for the babies ?
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Moby
Oct 30, 2012 10:18 AM CST
Probably so, but I'll defer to others that have more experience.
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Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Oct 30, 2012 6:07 PM CST
In your zone you probably can. The big deal is that you can't expect them to adapt to a large sudden temperature change. I would try not to give them more than a 20-25 degree F change all at once, and that change should not include freezing. You could put them in the fridge for 2 weeks as an interim if it is too cold outside in a month or so.
Name: Shannon
Burkeville,Va (Zone 7a)
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Shannon
Oct 30, 2012 6:25 PM CST
When should I do the fridge thing? They are still tiny..& Sooo cute
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Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Oct 31, 2012 7:00 PM CST
When should I do the fridge thing?

Now, or you could have them grow for a couple months plus. These lilies are really tolerant of lots of stuff. Just make sure they have 2-3 months of winter rest.
Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
Rosetta,Tasmania,Australia (Zone 7b)
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gwhizz
Nov 1, 2012 4:02 AM CST
Go Shannon-you will reap many rewards!!! Thumbs up
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Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
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fixpix
Nov 2, 2012 2:46 AM CST
Wow, how cool???

I always harvest these bulbils off the stems...sometimes they go the entire length of the stem, each leaf producing such a "black" bulbil.
What I did was pot them up and place them in the garden, by the neighbor's house and rested the whole winter. I had them all summer with just one leaf, cause I think I kinda neglected them Sad

Problem is, I have less and less space for new plants Sad

What's funny, I don't think I have ever seen volunteer new lilies from such bulbils fallen to the ground. Otherwise I should have way more lilies than I DO.
Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
Rosetta,Tasmania,Australia (Zone 7b)
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gwhizz
Nov 2, 2012 4:01 AM CST
Space-I remember when I had that! Hilarious! Oradea- dont worry about non productive bulbils.,.[Did they drop into ideal growing conditions]-who knows,.over a period of time, you will work out what is worth keeping and what is junk,..be patient, because many bulbs will stagnate, then come up the next year brilliantly Thumbs up
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Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Roosterlorn
Nov 2, 2012 5:47 AM CST
fixpix--it's a cruel world out there for a little seed unless you cultivate it. A lot goes on in nature that we don't see--sort of in the dark and behind our backs. If left to fall freely to the ground, birds and rodents will think you left them these tiny little morsels as a treat. If they fall on heavy turf--they don't have a chance. And often times a gardener will mistake a baby seeding as grass or a weed during the first year or two. Add to that, many lawn fertilizers contain weed killers which are harmfull to tender little seedlings. And, plants are like people when it comes to the weather extremes which will take its toll as well. I guess that's why in nature, a plant produces so many seeds--all in the hopes that a few survive!

That is, until someone like fixpix comes along and does them a big favor! Smiling
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Name: Shannon
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Shannon
Nov 2, 2012 7:07 AM CST
I hope they make it Smiling I lost almost all my lilies to the voles Angry You should have seen me
looking on the ground for more babies LOL I was sitting on the ground gently moving leaves and
rocks to see if there were anymore hiding. My neighbor came by and said " Do I even want to ask?" Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Roosterlorn
Nov 2, 2012 7:25 AM CST
My neighbor and I routinely go out with flashlights in hand about 3AM on 'slug hunts', etc. No one has called the Cops yet! Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
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fixpix
Nov 2, 2012 7:44 AM CST
And I thought I was CRAZY Whistling
Sometimes I walk about two two winding paths in my small flower garden (which is out in the street - between the road and the house) and neighbors can see me with bulbs, plans and tools up and down looking for the right spot to plant.
Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Roosterlorn
Nov 2, 2012 4:52 PM CST
Something one doesn't see very often--bulbils on a Rabina. Discovered these today while cleaning up. They were about 6 inches above ground and emerged out of leaf axils. I have seen it before on LAs that deer ate the top off before flowering but this plant enjoyed a good life the entire season. They had formed roots recently into the main stem. If you look closely, you can see those in the last picture.

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