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Q.Lilies & daffodils

Zone Fort Wayne, Indiana | lshiny added on July 15, 2017 | Answered

We have abundant lilies & daffodils, which I’ve never separated. We are moving to a new house and I would like to take some of the bulbs to plant there. Problem is that our new house won’t be ready until Nov/Dec and may not even have grass planted until Spring. Is it possible, and how do I store some bulbs before we list our house for sale? I’m sure the new owners won’t appreciate us coming over after closing to grab bulbs out of the gardens.

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Answered on July 16, 2017

Some of the lilies are daylilies. We won't be moving until December. We can pull some up in late fall, but I don't know the procedure, or if it's even possible to keep the bulbs somehow for planting in the spring.

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Answered on July 16, 2017

Timing is everything. By lilies, I assume you don't mean daylily. When do you plan to move? If it is late fall, no problem. If it is mid summer, the lily bulbs will still be regenerating following bloom. You may have to pot up the entire plant to ensure success. I'd also lift some bulbs and hope that some will come back. They may not bloom next year. Daffodil bulbs are easy to move. Keep them in a cool area, even in the refrig and plant in late fall.

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