Lilies forum: A technical lily question??

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Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Jul 11, 2011 9:59 AM CST
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Why do my orange tiger lilies have bulblets on the stem ...
and my pink do not?Thumb of 2011-07-11/gardengus/8ae210
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Name: Christine
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Christine27360
Jul 11, 2011 2:18 PM CST
My orange have those too! I dont have pink but that is interesting!! And what are those things for anyways??? Hope someone knows!
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Name: Connie
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pardalinum
Jul 11, 2011 2:23 PM CST

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Your orange tiger is the species, L. lancifolium (aka L. tigrinum). It naturally has "bulbils" on the stem. The pink tiger is a hybrid of the species with other genes introduced. Simply put, they are not the same lily! That said, there are some other hybrids out there that do get bulbils on the stem. The bulbils are like miniature bulbs and can be planted when they are ready to come loose from the stem.

Some people refer to them as "seeds" on the stem but that is an incorrect description.
Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Jul 11, 2011 2:56 PM CST
Thank you I was guessing something like that. Like some hybrids are sterile.
If I wanted more pink would I do that by removing some outside scales? and when is the best time to do such a thing?
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Name: Connie
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Jul 11, 2011 3:05 PM CST

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You can remove a couple of healthy scales in the fall. Try to break them off as close to the basal plate (flattish base where roots come out) as you can. Wash and let dry a bit then put in slightly damp peat moss or vermiculite (not soggy). I use plastic baggies for this. Press material tight against scale, set aside and wait a few months. Scale bulbets should form along the edge where you broke the scale off.
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
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Christine27360
Jul 11, 2011 3:12 PM CST
Thanks Connie!!! Big Grin
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Jul 11, 2011 4:37 PM CST
Thanks Smiling
I think I will give it a try ,always learning and experimenting.
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Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
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Region: Minnesota Birds Raises cows Cat Lover Hostas Farmer
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Christine27360
Jul 11, 2011 9:04 PM CST
So Cinda -- what is your avatar a picture of? Very cute!!!!
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Jul 12, 2011 4:01 AM CST
Phoebe , she is my daughters chinchilla. My daughter moved out a couple years ago and Phoebe stayed.
She is a sweet animal and makes a great pet.
I changed my avatar here on ATP because I was getting confused where I was jumping from site to sight. *Blush*
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Heucheras I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 2 I sent a postcard to Randy! Keeps Horses
Region: Minnesota Birds Raises cows Cat Lover Hostas Farmer
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Christine27360
Jul 12, 2011 10:24 AM CST
Well Phoebe is adorable!!!
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6

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