Plant ID forum: What is this bulb that is growing?

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Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Feb 27, 2017 2:51 AM CST
I planted some Gladiolus bulb as a little experiment and I do not think that these are Gladiolus growing. Does anyone have an idea what they look like? Are they Lilies? I'm pretty sure the two in the back are small Gladiolus bulbs growing. I am just not sure about the 3 pots in the front.
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Name: Janine
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janinilulu
Feb 27, 2017 7:32 AM CST
I don't think any of them are Gladiolus.
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Deebie
Feb 27, 2017 8:08 AM CST
I agree They all look like lilies. I'm not positive about the 1st pot, as I can't see the leaf very well. It seems to be more upright growing than the others, so it could possibly be a glad leaf.
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longk
Feb 27, 2017 9:27 AM CST
The ones at the front could also be Fritillaria imperialis, F.persica or similar.
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Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Feb 27, 2017 1:33 PM CST
Thank you for your comments. I am not sure that the ones in the back are Gladiolus either. I think what happened is that I found some bulbs that I did not get planted so I potted them up just before I did the Gladiolus. These would have come from one of my flower beds and if I am remembering right, I think they were popping out of the ground when I did a little fall clean up so I brought them in to the garage and forgot about them until I found them this winter. Hopefully they will bloom and then I will know what they are.
Thanks for your help.
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Name: Carter Mayer
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Carter
Feb 27, 2017 2:30 PM CST
Ya, no glads showing in any of those pots. Don't know what the back two pots are (aside from not glads), but either lilies or fritillarias are possibilities for the front three.
Name: Jeanne
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gardenglassgems
Feb 27, 2017 2:43 PM CST
Thanks Carter. Here is a picture of some of my Gladiolus that are growing. I think I will pot up a few more. Maybe I will have some early blooms. Crossing Fingers!
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longk
Feb 27, 2017 3:12 PM CST
I've taken a proper look at the photos again and I reckon that the back ones are offsets from the larger bulbs at the front. They have all the characteristics of separated scales starting out. Maybe a forum regular could get one of the Lily experts to take a look?
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Leftwood
Feb 27, 2017 5:04 PM CST
longk said:Maybe a forum regular could get one of the Lily experts to take a look?


That would be me, or at least one of them. Smiling
They are all lilies (Lilium). I suppose they could be certain fritillaria (F. imperialis or F. persica), but you would know if you already grew them in the garden. These particular fritillaria have bulb scales, too, but the individual scales are much larger in comparison to lilies.
Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Feb 27, 2017 6:05 PM CST
Thanks Rick. I am sure you are right. I do not think I have grown Fritillaria in my gardens before. It is possible cause I have been planting flowers here for 16 years and one of my dogs used to pull up all my markers and chew on them but it really does not sound familiar to me. I think they are Lilies, larger bulbs and very small baby ones. We shall see if and when they ever bloom for me.

I have got to have the worst memory. I can plant something and forget to write it down and completely forget about it. Oh well. I do love my flowers and my gardens.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Feb 27, 2017 6:35 PM CST
I have no clue really but the one on far right in the first photo reminds me of my Easter Lilies that are sprouting right now:
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Name: Carol
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ctcarol
Feb 27, 2017 7:47 PM CST
I'm sure that Lansing is colder , but I have Orientals and OTs up here. I do think those are lilies though.

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