Can we grow lilies

klfloridaOctober 3, 2011

I got excited and bought the remnants of someone's 35 year lily collection on ebay not thinking they may not grow in my zone. Have I made yet another gardening blooper?

For more info this is the link if it works

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320763020150&ssPageName=ADME:B:BCA:US:1123

Kathy

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chellamaral

I have the same question. I think you can as long as you dig them up and refrigerate over the winter

    Bookmark   October 4, 2011 at 9:49AM
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zzackey(8b GA)

I grew Easter lilies without any problem. I didn't dig mine up.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2011 at 11:21AM
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katkin_gw

I can grow Easter lilies too and I am further south, but the other lilies never survived for me. Sorry.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2011 at 11:25AM
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carolb_w_fl(zone 9/10)

Here's some info from Floridata.com - there are more listings for 'lilium' there, but this 1 looked most like what you may have...

Here is a link that might be useful: Floridata - lilies

    Bookmark   October 4, 2011 at 11:54AM
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FLgardenmom

I bought some asiatic lilies early last spring. They were on sale and my son wanted them. They lasted a month and then the heat got 'em. I dug up the bulbs and put them in the fridge for the summer, and am gonna try putting them out in the next month or so. No clue if it will work, but thought it was worth a try. Made more sense to me to chill them when it was way too hot outside for them. But who knows! ;)

    Bookmark   October 4, 2011 at 4:05PM
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gatormomx2(9a)

When you have any questions, go here : solutionsforyourlife.com
before you go shopping.
Saves you money and time.
From this article:
"Local daylily societies and enthusiasts are usually happy to share information about which types grow best in your area of the state. Information about Florida daylily societies can be found at: http://www.daylilies.org/AHSreg12.html";

Here is a link that might be useful: Daylilies for Florida

    Bookmark   October 5, 2011 at 6:08AM
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katkin_gw

For daylilies the evergreen are the ones they reccomend. The others don't do as well. I have tried them all and the evergreen are the ones that survived for me all these years. I have lots of them and I am at the start of zone 10.

    Bookmark   October 5, 2011 at 7:10AM
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chellamaral

Katkin, can you recommend varieties?

    Bookmark   October 6, 2011 at 10:42AM
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katkin_gw

I don't remember many names but Cloe and Saramouchie are two. They just have to be the evergreen type.

    Bookmark   October 6, 2011 at 4:11PM
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bears48(z9FL)

I guess you mean lillies not daylillies. Yes for many years I have grown lillies and they bloomedonce and no more, butone kind I have found to come back 2 or3 years is a series called the tango series from vanbourin bulbs.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2011 at 11:08AM
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klflorida

Thank you all for your response. I have been visiting my daughter in California and haven't had the opportunity to see the responses until now.

I think I will send them to a wonderful woman I met who lives in Missouri. They will have a good home.

I can't believe I made such a novice mistake by forgetting to check the zone. Oh well!

Thanks again.

Kathy

    Bookmark   October 11, 2011 at 10:45PM
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