Lilies forum: Lily question from inexperienced lily lover!

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Name: Joanna
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
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joannakat
Oct 8, 2016 8:07 PM CST
Hi everyone,

I purchased an extended-season lily mixture and the possible heights listed are 2' to 5'. The bulbs, though I can't really tell them apart, are two sizes--one larger and one smaller (though not small). Would it be correct to think that the larger bulbs would be the taller lilies, and the smaller ones the shorter ones?

TIA!
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Name: Tracey
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magnolialover
Oct 9, 2016 5:54 PM CST

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If they aren't the way you like them, you can always tag the ones you want to move for the fall. When you buy a mixture, it's not always easy to tell. Lilies, even in different classes, will vary in size.
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Name: Joanna
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
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joannakat
Oct 9, 2016 8:58 PM CST
magnolialover said:If they aren't the way you like them, you can always tag the ones you want to move for the fall. When you buy a mixture, it's not always easy to tell. Lilies, even in different classes, will vary in size.


Oh, that's brilliant! Hurray! I can totally rearrange them next fall! Thank you.

But for now, I'm trying to decide which ones to put where. I'm planting them against a wall and I want to try to put the taller ones behind the shorter ones so that they all will get enough sun.
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Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Nhra_20
Oct 9, 2016 9:02 PM CST
Bulb size doesn't mean taller plants usually. But it could mean a higher bud count. Also remember, most likely their first year they might only get to say 3 foot with two blooms, 2nd year you might get 4 foot with 4 blooms. 3rd year it should be well acclimated if left alone and you will see its potential and what it will do

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