Lilies forum→Unusual bud formation

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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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Name: Joshua
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May 18, 2018 5:30 AM CST


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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May 18, 2018 5:35 AM CST
Thank you. Will separate to see what it does next year
Name: Joe
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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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