Lilies forum: When do you typically see bulbils on the stems?

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Name: Julia
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JuliaNY
Jun 14, 2012 5:58 AM CST
Last year I discovered them on one of the lilies I have here. I've been checking that same group of lilies but don't see any
this year so far. When do you typically see them on the stems, ie June, July,August?

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Julia
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Moby
Jun 14, 2012 6:31 AM CST
I have them developing now on a tiger lily that hasn't bloomed yet. Some years seem to produce more bulbils than others.
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Name: Julia
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JuliaNY
Jun 14, 2012 6:43 AM CST
Will the same ones produce year after year?
Julia
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Moby
Jun 14, 2012 10:10 AM CST
If they have it within their genes to do so, yes.
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Name: Julia
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JuliaNY
Jun 14, 2012 11:26 AM CST
Thanks. I tip my hat to you. I'll keep watching.
Julia
Upstate NY
Zone 6
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Jun 14, 2012 11:56 AM CST
i am in zone 4, and none of my bulbil producers have begun yet. They don't all begin at the same time, either.

As Moby alluded to, some types only produce bulbils under certain conditions that are not the yearly normal.
Name: Greg
Buena Park, California (Zone 10b)
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NW15
Jun 14, 2012 12:07 PM CST
I'm in zone 10 and mine produce them a few weeks after flowering.
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Ispahan
Jun 14, 2012 1:29 PM CST
My first year stems of Lilium lancifolium 'Splendens' (the common orange tiger lily) are covered with bulbils, some already approaching pea-size.

These plants are growing in my front parking strip which gets a lot of foot traffic. Some horrid individual snapped off all of the buds from one of the stems and now its bulblets are getting HUGE, much larger than the stems which still have developing buds intact.
Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
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gwhizz
Jun 15, 2012 2:25 AM CST
A few weeks after flowering usually,., I have many Flaviflorums here and i think they 'take the win' when it comes to stem bulbils Confused 100s of them Thumbs up
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Name: Greg
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NW15
Jun 15, 2012 4:03 AM CST
I got rid of my tiger lilies because they got to be a bit too much for my small space. Some of my LO's are starting to produce some little bulbs.
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Jun 15, 2012 6:50 AM CST
My neighbor gets very frustrated with all the bulbils "seeding" around from his Tiger lilies (Lilium lancifolium). Last year he asked me if he could just cut them down before the bulbils fall off. Since this lily is so vigorous, I told him to give it try, but flowering won't be as abundant the following year. He has about 50 plants, and I meant for him to do it to some, but he cut them all. This year the plants look to be the same size as last, but it's too early to evaluate flowering.
Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Jun 15, 2012 7:41 PM CST
This is my first year with tiger lilies and they have bulbils. When do you pick them off? How long will it take for it to fully mature for blooming?

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Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
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gwhizz
Jun 16, 2012 2:42 AM CST
So many people, i explain, not to cut the stem -and why Grumbling Grumbling but even my next door neighbor does it, because it looks untidy-and complains when certain plants dont re-appear Shrug!
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Name: Greg
Buena Park, California (Zone 10b)
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NW15
Jun 16, 2012 4:09 AM CST
I pick my little bulbs off when the stem dies. Some of them bloom the next year others just put up a tiny stem.
Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
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gwhizz
Jun 16, 2012 4:34 AM CST
Groovy looking 'Triumphator' there NW15
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Name: Greg
Buena Park, California (Zone 10b)
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NW15
Jun 16, 2012 1:32 PM CST
Thanks! Big Grin it's one of the bulblets I took from the mother plant last year.
Name: Julia
Upstate NY (Zone 6a)
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JuliaNY
Jun 19, 2012 7:01 PM CST
I've found one stalk with some on it while I was checking around the garden taking photos. It hasn't bloomed yet so don't know which
lily it is. I also have lots of babies this year with what looks to be single blooms on them. Should I let them bloom or take the buds off? Confused

Julia
Upstate NY
Zone 6
Name: Greg
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NW15
Jun 19, 2012 9:52 PM CST
I always let mine bloom and then cut off the spent flower. Works fine for me.
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Jun 20, 2012 5:40 PM CST
Unless the plant(s) look stressed in some way, I'd let it bloom. As long as you hadn't planted them just this year or last fall, they should have everything they need for yours and their happiness.

After all, most people grow lilies for the flowers... Big Grin
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Name: Julia
Upstate NY (Zone 6a)
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JuliaNY
Jun 20, 2012 5:54 PM CST
Thanks for the advice. I tip my hat to you.
Julia
Upstate NY
Zone 6

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