lily has stopped sprouting

angiebelleMay 31, 2010

i have a Houdini lily that i bought 2 years ago. It spouted, flowered, did its thing that lilies are supposed to do both years. This year, however, it has done absolutely nothing. It is in a pot, and i wonder if my cat has found a favorite place to "water" the outside...

Would this affect the lily?

Today i got bored of schoolwork and decided to dig it up and see if it was dead. There was a great many ants running around on it, but it was a pretty dark purple, with a white tuft of (roots?)- it looked still alive to me. So, i submerged it in water to get the ants off, and i am going to put it back into the pot of dirt.

Should i just leave it and wait until next year for blooms? What can i do? Is there still a chance for late blooming? i am very disappointed because i absolutely love lilies, and have come to look forward to seeing my little Houdini.

Thank you everyone in advance.

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iris_gal(z9 CA)

It needs new dirt. Nutrients have been used up in the old mix.

    Bookmark   June 2, 2010 at 1:14AM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

Agreed.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2010 at 11:55AM
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