Bulbs forum: Need Help with Naked Ladies

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Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
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rocklady
Sep 28, 2011 11:43 AM CST
Two years ago I received some naked lady bulbs. Because we have trouble with "critters" digging up things, I planted several of the bulbs in pots and buried the pots in a raised bed. I have had some foliage but no flowers. In desperation I dug up one of the pots and there are loads of roots, which makes me think they are potbound to say the least. Have I done my naked ladies in or is there still hope for them? What should I do now?
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Name: Kelly
Phoenix, AZ (Zone 9a)
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locakelly
Sep 28, 2011 11:49 AM CST
I think they take a while to settle in before they will bloom - at least that is my experience...
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Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
Region: Florida Daylilies Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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rocklady
Sep 30, 2011 11:55 AM CST
Thanks, Kelly. Sure hope they decide to bloom next year!
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Name: Marie
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Desertdenial
Sep 30, 2011 12:07 PM CST
Jean it does take them a year or two to settle in at least most of the time.
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Name: Angie
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BookerC1
Oct 16, 2011 8:34 PM CST
When I was given a big bag of them, I was warned that they sometimes won't bloom for a year or two after transplanting. Mine only waited one year, and have bloomed every year since. Apparently some rodents rearranged them, though, because this year they came up about 2 feet away from where they were planted, right in the middle of a garden path. Whistling

momm1122
Feb 15, 2012 10:55 AM CST
I had this issue after moving into our house. I composted with cow poo and compost, in addition to watering with compost tea all plant are blooming happily. Good luck, They will reward you with gorgeous blooms and humming birds will be buzzing by them for an evening drink in no time.
Name: Laura Lee
Gilmer, TX
Hot and humid zone 8b in East Texas
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LiveOak
Mar 11, 2012 11:57 AM CST
I finally gave away my naked lady bulbs after five years of big strappy foliage with no blooms. I guess they just did not like me!
Name: Sherry
Northern California
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wcgypsy
Mar 11, 2012 12:27 PM CST
I've read that if you'e going to dig / divide them, that it should be done just after flowering, other wise it may take years for them to flower again. Other than that, they're tough and last year after year after year.
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
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rocklady
Mar 11, 2012 5:20 PM CST
I'll keep waiting and hoping..... Thumbs up
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"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam
Name: Sherry
Northern California
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wcgypsy
Mar 11, 2012 5:51 PM CST
Yeah...why not? They will eventually bloom. One of my favorite memories is of a long gravel drive winding up to an old farmhouse in Northern California...with Naked Ladies lining the drive...nothing else, just hundreds of Naked Ladies. Beautiful and so simply stunning.
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Pippi21
Silver Spring, Maryland 20906 (Zone 7a)
Pippi21
Mar 30, 2012 2:51 PM CST
If those Naked Ladies were up here, they'd be wearing coats today! Brr! It's cold, no sun shining and looks like rain..49 degrees an hour ago.
Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
Region: Florida Daylilies Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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rocklady
Apr 4, 2012 10:43 AM CST
Got back from FL on Monday and they are all up and leaves looking healthy. Maybe this year will be the one for blooms. I can't wait to tell my neighbor to come down to my garden and see the naked ladies and watch the double take her husband (the kidder) will do and rush down to see them. This time the joke will be on him! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

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shirleythompson
Oct 11, 2013 6:20 PM CST
Before you decide to toss a naked lady with even the slightest sign of life check the price of a bulb....$9.00 each last time I looked....
Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
Region: Florida Daylilies Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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rocklady
Oct 13, 2013 8:40 AM CST
First of all, Welcome! Shirley. No, not throwing them away! Just leaving them where they are. Actually they bloomed this year, but was away at the time and didn't see them. Thumbs down
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam

shirleythompson
Oct 14, 2013 7:50 PM CST
Great...you can expect them to come and go happily. Some will pop up in unexpected places because of squirrels or moving a plant from one area to another You will not always see the bulb....It makes for nice little surprises... just saying that has been my experience with them..
Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Nov 15, 2013 5:15 PM CST
Mine have never bloom either Sad Still waiting, & waiting...
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Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
Region: Florida Daylilies Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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rocklady
Nov 16, 2013 7:34 AM CST
Betsy, hope springs eternal. Maybe next year......
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam

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