BULBS THAT DO NOT BLOOM - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Lori Schweyer
Onaway, MI
Question by grammaschwey
July 10, 2007
I have planted lilies, glads and iris bulbs. They grow green leaves but do not produce any flowers. I have them in shade and in full sun but neither have any blooms on the stems.

Answer from NGA
July 10, 2007


Lilies, glads and irises all need to be in full sunshine in order to perform well. Without enough sun, they may never bloom. Flower production (or lack of) may also be due to immaturity of the plants. As they grow larger and are able to store more energy in the bulbs and corms, they will be able to produce flowers. Allow the foliage to grow and die out on its own at the end of the season. I suspect that next year they will bloom gloriously. Enjoy!

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