Herbicide damaged lilies,recover?
I have a sad story and a truly horrible photo to post & I hope some of you lily experts can help me out. I need help deciding what is salvageable/recoverable from over 800 sq ft of flower beds that were thourghly soaked with broad leaf herbicide. My best guess as to the chemical used is Atrazine or an Atrazine/Dicamba mix in liquid form.
The lilies that were hit the worst are totally bleached out and look like the worst chlorosis you ever saw X 10 and I figure those are gonners.
The least affected are somewhat short and 'odd',leaves are too close together,flower buds sticking out in odd places,etc. Those I've bare rooted,washed & soaked & planted in tubs in fresh potting mix.
The lilies in question are the in betweens,very distorted but not bleached. This is a photo of what I'm talking about. It's pretty ugly so if your squeamish don't look !
If these have any chance of recovering in the next few years they will get a pot and TLC but... we are exhausted,some 80 daylilies & other perennials have already been dug out,washed & transfered to a very dear friends house. There is still quite a bit to dig as that bed was mature & pretty packed.If these lilies really don't have a chance then I have to move on to the plants that might have a better chance. So please,if anyone has any expert advice, I am all ears.