Lilies forum: Aerial bulbs

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Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Jul 14, 2016 6:57 PM CST
Is there a right time to pick the aerial bulbs off of a lilium that produces them?
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Name: Joe
Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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Jul 14, 2016 8:24 PM CST
When they get nice and plump toward the end of the season.
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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Jul 14, 2016 8:26 PM CST


I leave them on as long as possible. You can always rig something up to catch any drops. As long as they are attached they will grow from the stem.
Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
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Jul 14, 2016 8:27 PM CST
I picked the lower ones off mine about a month ago and planted them the same day. some have already put out roots, but mine came from a basic flower nothing special.
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Name: Rick R.
Minneapolis, MN, USA zone 4
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Jul 15, 2016 3:27 AM CST
There is no wrong time, only that the longer you wait, the larger they get...until they drop by themselves.

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