Please tell me what's wrong with this lily

rockhavenMay 15, 2013

Can anyone identify the problem with the lily on the left-hand side of this picture? All of these are the same variety but the one is stunted, contorted and the top became discolored and mushy.

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A touch of light frost can damage the young tender growth on the very top and cause a mushy top. Excess moisture collecting in the top during a damp cool period or heavy dew can also cause it. New, young and tender growth is most susceptable, that's probably why the larger, further along plants were not affected. You should remove the damaged part or top and keep the rest of the stem and leaves to replenish the bulb for next year and it will be just fine.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2013 at 7:43AM
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