Tiger Lilies

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  1. how do I safely store a tuberous bulb?
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  3. Bugs
  4. Tiger Lilies
  5. How Do I Kill Tiger Lilies?
  6. Transplanting Tiger Lilies
  7. How Do I Eliminate Swarming June Beetles on Tiger Lilies?
Asked by marthur on April 12, 2011
How Do I Safely Store a Tuberous Bulb?

I have grown tiger lilies (ditch lilies) for many years but never had to store them. I now find I will be moving and would like to take them with me. I may have to store them through the summer into the fall and possibly winter. How can I do this without killing the bulb?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Just store them in some saw dust or peat moss and place in a cool, dry location.

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Asked by Anonymous on May 9, 2011
Tiger Lily

I planted tiger lily bulbs last fall, which are growing nicely. They are about 14-16 inches tall but while out in the garden, I accidently snapped about 5-6 inches off the top of one. Will it continue to grow and flower this year, or will I have to wait until next year?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Most likely, they will not bloom this year. There is a chance though that they will grow an offshoot from the main stem and this will bloom.

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Asked by Fannie on August 6, 2011
Bugs

These are small ladybug size with lighter red and no spots. They have done a job on my tiger lilies. I saw them first last year and again this year. I never saw them before in my Clinton, Ct. garden.

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flowerpower

The red lily beetle is an exotic pest that at the moment there is no cure for other than hand picking. The larvae look like bird excrement since they cover themselves in their own for protection. I have found that blasting them off with the hose or squishing works. The eggs are orange clusters under the leaves, just wipe them off if you see them. Neem oil seems to work somewhat, it at least will smother the eggs. I have heard that coffee grounds around the base of the plants will cover the smell that attracts them. They overwinter in the ground and will flip upside down and remain still if threatened so put a hand underneath when going to grab them. Good luck!!

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Asked by Anonymous on September 3, 2011
Tiger Lilies

I have a large area filled with tiger lilies that I want to dig up. I want to store some of the bulbs and will try to give away some. I need to know the best way to store them. I live in Alaska and will not be able to plant them this fall.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Just store them is some sawdust or peat moss and place in a cool, dry location.

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Asked by Anonymous on November 4, 2011
How Do I Kill Tiger Lilies?

I have a problem with orange tiger lilies that have spread all over the place and especially between rocks. How do I get rid of them?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

If there are no other plants in the area that you want, boiling water works very well. Otherwise, the best way will be to dig up the tubers and pull them out. This is tedious, but with a plant like this, it is just necessary.

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Asked by goldbug on May 7, 2012
Transplanting Tiger Lilies

I would like to know if you can dig up and transplant tiger lilies successfully, and how you would dig up and when.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

You can transplant at any time during the warm months, though now would be the ideal time to transplant them, before they get too large. Simply dig up the entire clump and move to the desired location (in similar growing conditions). If necessary, the clumps can be divided into sections and then replanted.

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Asked by thomas1 on July 23, 2013
How Do I Eliminate Swarming June Beetles on Tiger Lilies?

There are thousands of June bugs clinging to my tiger lily blossoms. All I can find is how to eliminate grubs. Should I want to eliminate them at this stage, and if so, how?

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AnnsGreeneHaus

This article has several suggestions to get rid of June bugs: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/june-bug-beetles.htm

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