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Indiana
Aboyle28
May 31, 2018 5:33 PM CST
I bought a bag of bulbs and when I opened them they had already started growing. The problem is they are completely white. Will they live? Will they turn green?
Name: Joshua
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Australis
May 31, 2018 5:37 PM CST

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Hi and Welcome!

Yes, they should live. Plant them as soon as possible. How long are the shoots?
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Indiana
Aboyle28
Jun 1, 2018 11:15 AM CST
Thanks! Roughly 6 inches
Name: Joshua
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Zone 10b)
Köppen Climate Zone Cfb
Region: Australia Bookworm Cat Lover Lilies Orchids Irises
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Australis
Jun 1, 2018 6:27 PM CST

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Okay. In that case I'd plant them so just the tip of the shoot is showing. Given exposure to light, they should start to green up.

Since they are so far advanced, I would disbud them (remove the flower buds as soon as they start to form) this year to give them a chance to settle into their new home properly.
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My Notes: Orchid Genera HTML PDF Excel --- Lilium Traits HTML PDF --- Lilium Species Crosses HTML PDF Excel --- Lilium Species Diagram
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