bulbs vs. plants (roots that look like a plant)??

luvtogarden09June 14, 2009

I moved inot my house in the summer of 06. The original owner was an avid gardener and the woman we bought it from let everything overgrow :O( I have a ton of what I believe are lillies. I have been working on getting the garden back into shape and dug up a bunch of them. As I was separating them and transplanting them I noticed that some were bulbs and others looked more like they were just roots and some even looked like tubers. Are these all lillties? Different types? Which is which??

I think I have another kind of lilly as well - it's one stem with spikey type leaves (as opposed to the others that look like grass). The bulb of these looks kind of like a bulb of garlic. Are these lillies or am I totally confused?

This is my first home and I love to garden but I'm young and still learning. Any help is much appreciated!!

Thanks bunches,

Sarah

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petrushka

lilies have bulbs. the tubers might be cannas or calla lilies, which are not lilies really. the grassy ones without bulbs are daylilies (hemerocalis). the ones that look like garlic - are either orientals or asiatics (they have one strong stem with narrow leaves). if you got smth that looks like a bulb with sparsely attached sep cloves, sort of more elongated along the stem - that's easter lily(big white trumpets, also strong stem, spikey leaves). this site has a good info on lilies of all .
kindshttp://www.mikesbackyardgarden.org/lilygen.html

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