Star Gazer Lily not growing taller

catherinemnJune 21, 2009

I planted a potted star gazer lily last fall. It emerged from the ground in early May, but for the last 3-4 weeks has not been growing any taller...it is only approx. 6" tall. Do you know what the problem could be? Is it possible the soil is too compacted and maybe I should work up the soil around it? I just don't want to damage the plant.

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alina_1

Potted Lilies are treated with chemicals to suppress growing (shorter Lilies easier to store and sell). Also, the bulb could be small. Next year it'll be fine. Do not cut the foliage until it will go dry and brown.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2009 at 11:24AM
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linnea56(z5 IL)

Have you had a lot of rain? I have a lot of established lilies, and some of my orientals, notably the Stargazers, are unusually short. I do have some that are only four inches to a foot, with a single bud. Since for me nothing has changed, I am wondering if somehow all the rain is responsible. It would be interesting to know if other people are having this problem. I have much fewer buds on all the lilies this year, with the exception of my Orienpets.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2009 at 11:49PM
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