Lilies forum: Bulbils on lily stems

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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Aug 25, 2013 10:28 PM CST
I have found these on one of the tiger lilies.
How do I treat them to grow more plants?
Do I dry them first? Treat them as lily seeds:-warm, cool, warm cool???
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Name: Rick R.
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Leftwood
Aug 25, 2013 11:19 PM CST
I just plant them directly when I take them off or when they fall off.

Some may put up leaves during that season, some will wait until next.
Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Roosterlorn
Aug 26, 2013 5:28 AM CST
One my neighbors down the road sprinkles them along the foundation of their garage and covers them with just barely enough dirt to keep them from dehydrating. No mess, no fuss in her work (that borders on abuse) and she always has plenty to give away. I don't grow the common Tiger lily here because of the symptomless virus(s) concern.
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Aug 26, 2013 8:56 AM CST
Thanks for advice on sowing these bulbils.
But??? I have to worry about a virus on lilies?
We have the red beetle here---not in my area, but in much of the city.
Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Roosterlorn
Aug 26, 2013 11:57 AM CST
The common 'Tiger Lily' has the ability to host viruses without showing any symptoms whatsoever. It's always a good idea to plant them a good distance (100 feet) from your other commercial type lilies; especially your prized ones because they can catch certain viruses. And, when they do, they become distorted and weaker and eventually die. Once a single plant within a group gets a virus infection, it's just a matter of time until they all get it unless prompt action is taken to remove and destroy the infected plant material and bulb.

Ants that slave farm aphids and gardeners themselves are the major transporters of the viruses from plant to plant.
Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Aug 26, 2013 4:32 PM CST
Ah,---- Tiger lilies host the virus.
I'll have to watch the lilies for that too!
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Aug 27, 2013 2:44 AM CST
Lorn,I had no idea about the Tiger lily.Good thing they dont appeal tome.
The jury is still out on the Tulip Breaking Virus in my Robinas. If they show signs next season they come out.
Thanks for the TL info.
Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Roosterlorn
Aug 27, 2013 4:39 AM CST
Jo Ann and Caroline:

Here's some reading I thought you might like to review, especially the last paragraph: http://www.bdlilies.com/ivehearablil.html

I don't mean to scare anyone away from growing these by any means. Just be mindful of the fact that Tiger Lilies should always be planted in a separate garden and with proper precautions--and treated separately in all lily work, like deadheading, cleanup, etc.
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Aug 31, 2013 8:46 AM CST
Thanks for the warning reference.
I wonder if the virus is up here? as I bought the Tiger Lily bulb last spring-
I'll be quizzing the horticulturalists at that garden center.

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