Lilies forum: Unusual bud formation

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Kamakazikaz
May 18, 2018 5:06 AM CST
Is this normal . Can't wait to see how it looks in bloom. Asiatic
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Australis
May 18, 2018 5:30 AM CST

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Hi and Welcome!

No, that isn't normal. It's called fasciation, which isn't well understood. One hypothesis is that it can occur when the bulb is about to divide, but produces one wider stem inside of two separate ones.

Usually the plant returns to normal next year. Some cultivars are more prone to it than others.
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Kamakazikaz
May 18, 2018 5:35 AM CST
Thank you. Will separate to see what it does next year
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Joebass
May 18, 2018 11:08 AM CST

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Here's an example of one. Came up as two stems this year.

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