Bulbs forum: Which other plants or bulbs have tensile roots like Lilies?

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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Mar 9, 2014 1:42 PM CST
Are there other plants or bulbs which have roots which pull the bulb to the right level? Do daffodils do this?
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
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grannysgarden
Mar 13, 2014 9:22 AM CST
Caroline, I am certainly no expert on bulbs but in my experience daffodils do not 'dig in' but can even come to the surface with a very little erosion over time. I love and grow various flowering bulbs and have had to deal with heaving and bulbs roots actually pushing the bulb out of the ground. I wish they all did the lily thing. lol
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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Mar 13, 2014 10:57 AM CST
I do not get them coming to the surface,but occasionally the squirrels will dig a few.
Name: Annette
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Cem9165
Mar 13, 2014 1:01 PM CST
I have found that my daffodils and tulips do "dig in" here. When I'm digging in sites where they've been planted before, I find them several inches deeper than what they had been planted.
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Mar 13, 2014 1:16 PM CST

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Here's a link to a few Ohio natives with contractile roots. https://kb.osu.edu/dspace/bits...
Crocosmia is another plant. This link notes Narcissus and hyacinth and even contractile roots that move Muscari horizontally if planted at the right depth. Cool!
http://books.google.com/books?...
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Mar 13, 2014 3:21 PM CST
Very interesting! No wonder when we dig up a 'clump' of some bulbous plants we can't seem to get them all. They are under there sending some lower and even moving some out of the patch.
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jmorth
Mar 16, 2014 12:40 AM CST
Most interesting!
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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Mar 16, 2014 6:06 AM CST
Thanks for those refs.
That book on bulbs would be neat to have if it were not so expensive.

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