Lilies forum: What's the problem with this lily?

Views: 353, Replies: 6 » Jump to the end
Name: Joe
Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Lilies Region: New York Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 1
Image
Joebass
Jun 19, 2014 1:10 PM CST

Thumb of 2014-06-19/Joebass/fbb52c

One of my stems of Kushi Maya. Is this botrytis or something else. It is a recent development but one that the other two stem are not having yet. Should I disbud this one or cut the top of the stem?
Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Lilies Seed Starter Pollen collector Bee Lover Region: Wisconsin
Image
Roosterlorn
Jun 19, 2014 1:40 PM CST
Disbud asap. It appears to have the classic bullseye of botrytis on one leaf. Either cut the leaf a half inch below the area or remove it entirely after you disbud it. This plant seems to be under stress from being too wet.

Image
BUGGYCRAZY
Jun 20, 2014 6:09 PM CST
Yes botytris, good thing you have other stems. Spray, copper will work if you keep repeating it weekly, daconil is better.
Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Lilies Seed Starter Pollen collector Bee Lover Region: Wisconsin
Image
Roosterlorn
Jun 20, 2014 7:51 PM CST
Daconil. That is some expensive stuff in concentrate. I use it on my peach trees every Spring and I've used it on lilies too when I don't have any copper base spray. But, Lisa, it sounds like you actually prefer Daconil. Is that correct? You have more user experience with it on lilies than I do, so if Daconil is actually better in your mind, that would be good for me to know also.

When I look at the picture, something tells me that this bulb may also have a fusarium infection. Anybody agree?
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages The WITWIT Badge Garden Photography Region: Minnesota Plant Identifier
Image
Leftwood
Jun 20, 2014 8:03 PM CST
Roosterlorn said:
This plant seems to be under stress from being too wet.


That's likely true. Mine in two different gardens look even worse, although there is no disease. And yesterday, in twelve hours, I got six more inches of rain.....
For Minnesota as a state, it was the rainiest day of all recorded time. 35 of our 80 counties now qualify for disaster relief.

Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages The WITWIT Badge Garden Photography Region: Minnesota Plant Identifier
Image
Leftwood
Jun 20, 2014 8:09 PM CST
I don't think I would know fusarium on a lily if it bit me. Being a wilt disease, I just assume it would act similarly in all plants.
What are you seeing?
Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Lilies Seed Starter Pollen collector Bee Lover Region: Wisconsin
Image
Roosterlorn
Jun 20, 2014 9:54 PM CST
Rick, maybe I should have said 'when I look at the picture (and think about it) something tells me-'. So, let's think this over. Joe is growing three of these at his place under nearly the exact same growing conditions. Recently, one of these three developed symptoms of botrytis. The other two do not. Why? When we look at the plant in the picture we agree the plant appears stressed, and we think most likely a 'too wet' condition.

But why not the other two? They were subjected to this 'too wet' scenario as well and continue to develop normally. What's different? Well, a couple things. One is that the botrytis spot is only a day or two old at the most. And, two, botrytis manifests itself primarily on the leaves and to much less extent, if ever, the buds. And the recent botrytis spot on the leaves most certainly did not cause enough stress to cause the dark areas on the buds. So something else, either by itself or along with the 'too wet condition' had to weaken this plant to allow it to be attacked by botrytis. I think that 'something else' could be that the bulb is developing a fungus disease to the basil plate-scale interface(sp), or the initial stages of basil plate rot, most commonly caused by the soil born pathogen fusarium oxysporum.

That's what I had going on in the back of my wondering mind Rolling on the floor laughing

Edit: spelling


[Last edited by Roosterlorn - Jun 20, 2014 10:19 PM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #642592 (7)

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Lilies forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by dirtdorphins and is called "Lilium 'Pink Perfection'"