Lilies forum: Asiatic Lily bulbs pushed up above the soil.

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Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Apr 17, 2017 12:06 PM CST
In a round block planted around a bird house pole in my back yard, I planted some Lilies a few years ago. We straightened the pole last fall and may have caused this problem. But my Lily bulb mass is protruding about the soil and I can see bulblets on top. Should I dig them up more and transplant them deeper into the dirt? I really don't want to add more dirt on top of them because it would be too high for the area. Thank for your help.
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Name: Rick R.
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Leftwood
Apr 17, 2017 3:30 PM CST
It sounds like the bulblets are from the larger (original) mother bulb, not the original bulb itslef (that is somewhere below). Yes, gently remove the bulblets, and if you want them to grow into mature plants, plant them several inches (or more) away from the original bulb, 1-2 inches deep.
Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
Vegetable Grower Birds Region: United States of America
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gardenglassgems
Apr 17, 2017 9:17 PM CST
Thank you Rick for your advice. I will do that tomorrow before it rains, if it rains!!
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