When to divide lily bulbs?
I planted some oriental lily bulbs I bought from Costco in spring 2006. Now two years later this spring I can see in addition to the bigger sprouts, there are may be 10 - 15 smaller sprouts that have come up next to the bigger sprouts.
From what I read on the web, I know I should dig up all the lily bulbs, and take the "scales" off the main bulb, and plant them separately.
My questions are:
1. When is the best time to divide? Should I do it right now, or wait till September or October? I live in north of Philadelphia, zone 6.
2. How deep should I plant the baby bulbs based on its size?
3. Does variety matter? I have two types of lilies, one of them I believe is Stargazer (only 2 - 3 ft tall), and the other one has white flowers (3 to 4 ft tall). I can divide in the same way, right?
4. Can I expect the baby lilies to bloom next summer (2009)?
Thank you all!