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Tree Lilly bulbs not growing.

I have planted some Tree Lilly bulbs earlier this year. Those placed in pots are growing fine. The ones in the garden beds I could see shoots but have grown no further. I believe it may be due to insufficient drainage in the garden. 

I would like to know, if I dig these bulbs up can a save them. Will they then plant into pots and grow provided they've not rotted or mouldy?


  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700

    They can be grown in pots later, but I wouldn't disturb it just now. Be patient, they could be slower because the soil is a little more heavier and colder. But at the end of the year, lift it up and pot it up.

  • StevedaylillyStevedaylilly Posts: 1,087

    I planted some in early May this year and they are just showing growth. If you planted them too early ie: in a cold stretch of weather, then they could be delayed in showing signs of growth due to this. New Lilly bulbs are normally plated no early than  March/April

  • StevedaylillyStevedaylilly Posts: 1,087

    If your planting NEW Lilly bulbs then there is a time period to plant them and definately not in winter. Once they have established over a season then,of course, they will survive the rigours of winter. But this will depend on if they are planted in a well drained soil as they will just rot in very wet winter conditions if you do not prep the soil properly 

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