Photo of Lily (Lilium 'Alusta')→What a dumb lily........

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Name: Edwin Lee
New York City (Zone 7b)
May 22, 2018 7:48 PM CST
The other day, I was out in the garden. Then I looked at the Alusta lilies. Then for some reason, one stem is extremely close to its neighboring stem. The crazy thing is that I planted it like about 6 inches away and I planted the bulb. upright. Any reason for this?
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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May 22, 2018 10:25 PM CST

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Shrug! Please post your question in the Lily Forum. I am not even sure what you are asking, could it be that one of the original bulbs multiplied and the new bulb grew a stem?
I don't grow this or even own many liliums (enlarge my image to see caption of where this photo came from)
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Name: Sue Taylor
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May 22, 2018 10:57 PM CST
Some lily flowers can be 6 inches across so it's no surprise that two bulbs have produced stems close together...

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