Lilies forum: Is this "the" indication that I need to lift and separate or are these weeds?

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Name: Jackie
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GenXNEGeorgia
Jun 10, 2017 8:16 AM CST
I'm sorry for the stupid question but I've never owned a property long enough to do much other than let my lilies grow but now that I have a proper garden, so-to-speak, I'm trying to learn as much as I can.

I planted a mixed bag from a big box in Spring 2016. This year, many of my plants have these small mini-me wannabes appearing everywhere. Is this "the" indication that I need to lift and separate or are these weeds? (Sidebar: as a woman I giggle every time I say that Hilarious! )

I know it sounds like a dumb question but I heard that some weed mimic the lilies' appearance and should instead be pulled. I don't want to pull possible babies!

Any help is appreciated in advance!! Thanks!

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Phenolic
Jun 10, 2017 8:21 AM CST
Those look like lilies that aren't big enough to flower yet.
Name: Jackie
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GenXNEGeorgia
Jun 10, 2017 8:26 AM CST
Phenolic said:Those look like lilies that aren't big enough to flower yet.


The big ones behind them are the ones that have flowered. These little ones are popping up right next to the large plants and are about 6" tall
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Nhra_20
Jun 10, 2017 8:46 AM CST
Lilies can produce tiny little bulblets underground. Takes a couple years to get blooming size. That's what is coming up now though. The stems of the little bulblets.
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Leftwood
Jun 10, 2017 2:36 PM CST
Yes, those are all baby lilies. But as I think you know, there are too many to close together to do well. The best time (but not the only time) to dig them up will be late summer when they naturally turn yellow before they retreat underground. This way, you will still be able to find them easily.

P.S. I think we all giggled.... Hilarious!
Name: Jackie
Lake Lanier, GA (Heat Zone 7) (Zone 7b)
☺ I love flowers!! ☺
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GenXNEGeorgia
Jun 10, 2017 7:02 PM CST
Leftwood said:Yes, those are all baby lilies. But as I think you know, there are too many to close together to do well. The best time (but not the only time) to dig them up will be late summer when they naturally turn yellow before they retreat underground. This way, you will still be able to find them easily.

P.S. I think we all giggled.... Hilarious!


Thank You! for the reply. I am excited to see so many babies! Green Grin!
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