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mbourke25
May 13, 2018 3:40 PM CST
i have some newly planted lilies bulbs that were starting to sprout through the ground then my husband thought the bed needed more soil and buried them, will they continue to grow through the added soil or will they die?
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sallyg
May 13, 2018 4:22 PM CST
should pop through
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quercusnut
May 13, 2018 4:56 PM CST
I agree with Sally. Keep us posted?
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mbourke25
May 13, 2018 5:11 PM CST
ohh thank goodness!! thank you for the quick response!😊
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DaisyI
May 13, 2018 5:34 PM CST
Lilies are strange plants. They find their perfect depth by some how migrating up and down in the soil until their are happy. Weird!
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Australis
May 13, 2018 5:41 PM CST

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DaisyI said:Lilies are strange plants. They find their perfect depth by some how migrating up and down in the soil until their are happy. Weird!


Many Liliums have contractile roots that enable them to pull themselves down into the soil to the right depth.

The few that don't use stolons to grow new bulbs at the right level, slowly moving the cluster up or down.
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DaisyI
May 13, 2018 5:54 PM CST
Thanks for explaining that Australis. I thought it was magic (I think I like magic better Smiling )
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