Ask a Question forum: Why are my lily tops twisted?

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Name: Taqiyyah
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Container Gardener Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Roses Salvias Seed Starter
Vegetable Grower Region: Mid-Atlantic
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lovesblooms
May 22, 2016 8:04 AM CST
Is there anything to blame for this strange bent/twisted heads on my oriental lilies?

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Think it could be the excessive rain here this season? I can't recall for sure, but I think I also remember odd looking blooms, too.

This happened last season to a few of them, but this year it seems all are affected. It was very rainy last spring, too.
Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Region: Wisconsin Lilies Dog Lover Garden Photography Daylilies
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Nhra_20
May 22, 2016 8:15 AM CST
Might be from frost damage
Name: Taqiyyah
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Container Gardener Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Roses Salvias Seed Starter
Vegetable Grower Region: Mid-Atlantic
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lovesblooms
May 22, 2016 8:23 AM CST
They were growing straight until they got to be close to this height, then started to twist more and more.
Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Region: Wisconsin Lilies Dog Lover Garden Photography Daylilies
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Nhra_20
May 22, 2016 8:49 AM CST
I would suggest posting this in the lily forum. Plenty of people in there with a ton of info that might be able to suggest something.

I suppose it could be too much water and contracted a fungal infection.
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Daylilies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Annuals
Region: Canadian Keeps Horses Dog Lover Plant Identifier Garden Sages
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sooby
May 22, 2016 8:58 AM CST
In the first picture a few of the plants to the left of the lilies have somewhat distorted leaves. Is there any chance a herbicide or other pesticide was sprayed close by?
Name: Taqiyyah
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Container Gardener Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Roses Salvias Seed Starter
Vegetable Grower Region: Mid-Atlantic
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lovesblooms
May 22, 2016 9:19 AM CST
sooby said:In the first picture a few of the plants to the left of the lilies have somewhat distorted leaves. Is there any chance a herbicide or other pesticide was sprayed close by?


I don't know--and don't know why they would be the only ones affected. That bed is full, and there are other lilies, too.

My neighbors keep their grass neatly mowed, but that's about it. I've never noticed them or their hired help spraying for weeds or anything.

And I can't seem to find any bugs or holes where bugs may have crawled into them.
Name: Taqiyyah
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Container Gardener Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Roses Salvias Seed Starter
Vegetable Grower Region: Mid-Atlantic
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lovesblooms
May 22, 2016 9:19 AM CST
Nhra_20 said:I would suggest posting this in the lily forum. Plenty of people in there with a ton of info that might be able to suggest something.

I suppose it could be too much water and contracted a fungal infection.


Thank you, I will post there, too.

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