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.


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Answer from NGA
August 26, 2010

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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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