Lilly Sprouts Frozen overnight - what to do???

hyperdoggie(z 7 SE NM)March 25, 2006


I have a patch of standard big-box store oriental lilies that have been sprouting nicely for the past month, these have all come back from last years planting. One of them (approx. 1 foot tall - grows to 4 foot) froze overnight a couple days ago in an unusual cold snap. Should I leave it be, or cut it off at the base? Is this the end for the bulb below? Any advice is appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

- hd

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Jeanne_in_Idaho(z5 N.Idaho)

It probably isn't the end for the bulb below. If I were you, I'd wait and see how much of the stalk dies, and don't cut at all, or cut very carefully, an inch at a time, until you hit live growth. There may still be live growth inside a stem that looks bad. You might lose this year's bloom.


    Bookmark   March 26, 2006 at 12:18PM
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hyperdoggie(z 7 SE NM)

Thank you! I'll give that a try :)


    Bookmark   March 26, 2006 at 12:20PM
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