Top Questions About Asiatic Lilies

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Questions About Asiatic Lilies

Asked by
Anonymous on
April 26, 2011

Q. Asiatic Lily Green but No Flowers

Last year I planted gorgeous Asiatic lilies. They came back up this year and are growing so tall and are very green and full of leaves but no blooms. Why am I not getting any blooms?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 26, 2011
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They probably need some phosphorus. Without phosphorus, they cannot bloom. This article will explain more:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/phosphorus-plant-growth.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 30, 2011

Q. Animal Eating Lily Stalks

I have beautiful Asiatic lilies that did not bloom last year. Something was eating the leaves as the stalks grew.

Answered by
Nikki on
May 2, 2011
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It is deer. They like lilies. This article will help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/deer/deer-repellents.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 24, 2011

Q. Asian Lily

The Asian Lily, which is usually so healthy, looks the same as my tomatoes did last year when they had the blight. Is it possible that it was airborn and carried onto the soil or leaves? They were in the same area. I see ladybugs on them and I thought that was a good thing. Should I throw the pot out and pull the diseased ones out of the soil and use all new soil?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 25, 2011
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It is definitely possible that the plant has been affected with blight, as this most commonly affects Asiatic lilies. I would remove and discard any affected plant material and repot with new soil. If the botrytis blight is severe, applying a fungicide can help prevent the disease from occurring on other plants in the garden.

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Asked by
ethel on
July 7, 2011

Q. Flower Buds on My Asiatic Lilies Deformed

Why are the flower buds on my Asiatic lilies deformed? The flower buds are very tiny and dry up. The plants are otherwise healthy.

Answered by
Heather on
July 11, 2011
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It sounds like your plant may have thrips. They start by attacking the flowers. This article will help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/controlling-thrips.htm

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Asked by
jd831 on
November 11, 2011

Q. Asiatic Lily Problems

The stem and leaves are turning yellow and I found one black or dark bug. Could it be bugs sucking the nectar out of it or something else?

Answered by
Heather on
November 14, 2011
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It is possible that the beetle is the source of the problem, but it is just as likely not the source. I would recommend treating the lilies with neem oil. Neem oil will kill both fungus and pest, which either could be your issue. Neem oil is safe for people and beneficial bugs though, so is ideal for treating for several issues at once.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 29, 2012

Q. Lilies

There are little ‘sprouts’ growing around the base of my potted Asiatic lilies. I initially planted them last year when they had buds that had not yet opened. After they died, I trimmed down the scraggly stalks and put the pots in the laundry room for the winter. In late winter they started growing again and produced another round of beautiful flowers. After the flowers died off, I put the plants out on the patio in spring to add more greenery. They have started growing what appear to be small bulbs around the stem bases and more around the top part where the flowers previously were. There are also quite a few tiny ones growing throughout the stems. The original plants are dying (beetles have torn them up). Should I pull the little ‘bulbs off and replant them? What is the best way?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 30, 2012
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These are bulbils, which can be planted. So, yes, you can remove them and grow more plants with them. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/propagation/propgen/what-are-bulbils.htm

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Asked by
Challengee on
May 14, 2015

Q. stalling the growth of asiatic lilies

I have some Asiatic lilies that I want to pull out of the ground and take them interstate. The quarantine laws require that there is no leaf growth. They have started to sprout green leaves, up to 150mm in length. Is there a way to force the bulbs to stop growing? I would like to take only the bulb across with me. Can I do something to slow down the growth or even reverse it to the dormant stage? I’m located in Melbourne, Australia and we have just started autumn. It’s very cold and wet here, around 12 degrees C. I have 2 months till I relocate.

Answered by
shelley on
May 14, 2015
Certified Expert
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Here is an article that will give you some ideas on what you should do. Based on the content of this article, a drop in temperature will help return the bulbs to their dormant state and it is recommended to put them in a very cold place like the back of a refrigerator. You could try it and see what happens. Good luck.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/bgen/how-to-store-bulbs-that-have-sprouted.htm

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