Lilies forum: Picture size comparison 14 cm bulb

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Name: Peggy
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Jun 16, 2014 6:45 AM CST
I bid on some and can't seam to visualize 14 cm bulb and how big or small it would be.

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Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
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Jun 16, 2014 7:15 AM CST
14 cm is the circumference or distance around the bulb. Dividing 14 by 2.54 (the number of centimeters per inch gives us 5.5 inches around. Then, dividing 5.5 inches by 3.1416 will give the diameter, something that's meaningfull. In this case that would be 1.75 inches across.

14 cm is considered optimum size for lily growers and gardeners alike for many reasons. Smiling

Edit added: The US Fifty Cent Coin is very near 14 cm or 1.75 inches.

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Name: Connie
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Jun 16, 2014 11:24 AM CST


It would be the size of a good sized tulip bulb; tulips are commonly sold at 12 cm circumference (just to help visualize).

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