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LG_LG_ Posts: 4,348

My brother has just dug these out of a pot and has no recollection of what was growing in there, nor which way up they should go. I reckon those are shoots, rather roots - do you agree? And any idea what they might be (in order to plant again at the right depth)? I thought they looked a bit like imperial fritillaries, but I think he'd know if he had those! Cyclamen? Or what?
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  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,466
    They don't look like cyclamen corms.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 12,431
    They look more like lily bulbs to me and I think they are shoots.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,970
    Maybe Liatris.
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    When you don't even know who's in the team

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  • B3B3 Posts: 27,346
    My lily bulbs had reddish skins
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • LG_LG_ Posts: 4,348
    They don't look like any lily bulbs I've ever grown, but I've just seen pictures of calla lily bulbs which do look similar - as do Liatris, I agree. I'll ask him if either of those ring a bell. Thank you.
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • LG_LG_ Posts: 4,348


    This is what came up. I'm still stumped.
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,831
    The bulbs look very like my Zantedeschia bulbs.  The leaves are roughly the right shape, and there is some slight streaking on them, which we have on some of our varieties.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,877
    The bulbs look very like my Zantedeschia bulbs.  The leaves are roughly the right shape, and there is some slight streaking on them, which we have on some of our varieties.
    Agree
    Devon.
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,777
    They look a little like my canna:

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  • HeliosHelios Posts: 220
    I’d be more inclined towards Zantedeschia as well. They don’t look quite right for cannas.
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