Tree Lily Plants

Tree Lilies

grapegarden added on May 5, 2016 | Answered

It's been a cold and somewhat damp spring this year. Last October I planted tree lilies, planting the bulbs about 7-8" deep. It's May 5th and I haven't seen any sprouts. Is it because the soil hasn't warmed up enough? There are no signs of animals digging them out.

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Answered on May 6, 2016

I'm not sure what zone you are growing in.

Tree Lilies are hardy in zones 4-8 and can tolerate the warmer temperatures that are in zones 9 and 10.

The ideal depth for planting your Lily bulbs is 10 to 12 inches deep.

If you are in a cold zone, and the bulbs did not have enough winter protection and insulation, they may have froze.

Give it a few more weeks, it is still quite early. If you see no signs after that time, I would dig up one of the bulbs to check it's condition.

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