Tiger Lily bulb? - Knowledgebase Question

Brandon Manitoba Canada
Question by Manitoba
August 26, 2017
My wild tiger lilies lost their petals, but there is a bubble at the top of the flower which has been there for two months, is it a bulb? What is it, Can it be planted?
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Answer from DaisyI
August 26, 2017

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Its a seedpod.

Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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A comment from dyzzypyxxy
August 26, 2017
Yes, and you may or may not have viable seeds inside it, but wait until it's completely brown and dry to open it and see. If you grew this lily indoors, it may not have been pollinated so the seeds may not develop. If there are seeds, you can plant them now and raise new plants for your garden next year.

Brandon Manitoba Canada
A comment from Manitoba
August 26, 2017
Thanks! This one broke off, is it possible for me to dry it myself and then plant them? And will the seeds survive the winter?

Name: Rick R.
Minneapolis, MN, USA zone 4
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Answer from Leftwood
August 26, 2017

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The seed pod is not well developed, both generally speaking and chronologically speaking. Even though it is deformed, some seed may still be developing, but I wouldn't count on it. Moreover, the pod isn't even close to being mature, when the hopeful seeds would be ready. So there is no sense in drying it. Normal lily pods should look something like this:
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And the seed pod dries out naturally when the seeds are ready. Initiating a drying process before the seeds are ready will kill the developing seeds. If there were any good seed, th seed would survive the winter, even in northern Manitoba.

Brandon Manitoba Canada
A comment from Manitoba
August 26, 2017
Ok thanks! I still have 3 more outside alive and well, so hopefully I can get some seeds once they've gone through their cycle! Thanks everyone for the information

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