I've had good established tiger Lillys for years around my LP gas tank. I proceeded to pull off the dead spikes since it's fall & the sticks came out by the roots. Did I kill them or will seeds still be in ground for next year? In the past I think my husband weed eated the dead stuff. Worried.
Tiger lilies are as close to indestructible as you'll find in a plant. Usually the old stems will come out easily if they are entirely tan/brown. The bit of root you pulled is just a fraction of what is underground. They will be fine.
I have fresh seed for native Pacific Northwest columbianum lily. I want to start them for my garden. HOW should I do this?
Here are a couple options:
Good afternoon, I was able to score a few nice yellow Tiger (perhaps Cheetah would be more apropos) Lily bulbs, which I am excited to plant. I live in Florida (year round warmth, Sandy soil). I was going to plant these out back by my sun porch, indirect sun. I hope you don't mind but I have TWO questions: 1. Any benefit to starting these indoors? Any general tips (these babies are waiting in my fridge as I write this email)? I would HATE to waste these, as Tiger lilies have many youthful memories for me.. 2. well, #three really, as I tucked an added question in # one; why can I find Tiger Lilies in EITHER bulbs or seeds? Although I grew up in rural Iowa, and we had Tiger Lilies, bleeding hearts, tulips, ferns and more, I have never planted (or even handled a bulb before. Thank you VERY ❤️ MUCH!
Generally, seeds will not be true to the parent. Planting from seed will give you an entirely different looking flower. Planting from bulb will give you an exact copy of the plant in question.
Now... Your zone is zone 10. This means that the Tiger Lily will not survive well in your area, due to lack of cold weather. They can only survive up to zone 7.
This will mean that you will need to dig the bulbs up at the end of each season and store them in the fridge.
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I have a large area the tiger lilies are taking over. I don't want to permanently kill all of them but I would like to contain a specific part of them. Any ideas>
They are prolific and spread by rhizomes. They can be contained by installing a divided below ground around them or putting them in pots. You can sink the pots in the ground if you like.
ns --what are they and how do I stop them?
Unfortunately, your photo did not come through. I am unable to see the damage or the pest in question. Your local extension service can be of assistance, though. You can take photos, or live samples, to them and they will be able to tell you what you have on your plants.
Here is an link that will help you to find your closest extension service:
The leaflets look like grass.
Unfortunately, your photos did not come through. I am unable to say whether your plants are lilies, or if they will bloom.
What I can do is offer information on how to care for them:
it is on the plant and on the garden bed.
It is similar to a fungus called slime mold. Here is more: