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?
Just store them in some saw dust or peat moss and place in a cool, dry location.
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?
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.
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.
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!!
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.
Just store them is some sawdust or peat moss and place in a cool, dry location.
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?
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.
I would like to know if you can dig up and transplant tiger lilies successfully, and how you would dig up and when.
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.
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?
This article has several suggestions to get rid of June bugs: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/june-bug-beetles.htm