Oriental and Asiatic Lilies - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by tmsa_whittak
August 26, 2010
I have some either Oriental or Asiatic Lilies I planted a couple of years ago that I badly need to move to another location. When can I did these lilies up and move them? Also what is the best way to dig them up so I do not damage the bulbs?

Thank you.

Answer from NGA
August 26, 2010
The very best time to dig and replant your lilies is in the early winter after the tops of the plants have died down and the bulbs are dormant. I use a spade or garden fork to dig the bed. If you're careful you can lift the bulbs out without impaling them with the tines of the fork.

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