Why did I buy lily bulbs at this time of year?!
Technically I have enough lilies but that doesnÂt seem to stop me. Even now when I canÂt really plant them. I just came home with a bunch, now I have to figure out what to do: IÂve never bought any this early. I went through all the bags in the store and picked ones that have not sprouted yet, but are firm. For now I have them on the concrete floor of the attached garage, where they wonÂt freeze but will stay pretty cold.
I bought 2 bags of asiatics, Dolly Madison and Lollypop: and 2 bags of a very spotted salmon pink labeled a "Tiger Lily". I know the name "Tiger lily" gets applied to all sorts of things; so what kind of lily IS a bulb Tiger Lily? There is a small part of stem visible in the photo: looks Asiatic-like. Where do they fit in the Asiatic-oriental-trumpet bloom time spectrum?
And when should I plant these?! The garden is very soggy and my greiggi and kaufmannia tulips are just appearing. I'm zone 5 Chicago.