When to Seperate Bulbs or Do I?
Last year I planted Oriental "Stargazer" Lillies; they were only about 2 ft. last yr. I had 4 in the Front Yard & 4 in the back; I cut the ones in the back down last year once the foilage starting dying; but the ones in the Front I left alone and let them die to the ground and fall themselves.
Well this year the ones in the Back that I cut down only grew the same 2 feet and they seem to have less Buds; last year 4 - 6 Flowers; this year only 3 Flowers each. Now the ones in the Front are a little over 4ft. Tall and 2 of them have 12 Buds they haven't bloomed yet but will soon. Anyway I am new to bulbs and lillies. Someone told me that you have to seperate the Bulbs every couple of years. Now this person does this with tulips.
So what I want to know is do I seperate the Bulbs with Stargazer Lilies and if so when or how many years do they need to be in the ground before I do this? and if I am supposed to do it this year what time of year would I do this?
Any help would be greatly appreciated as I don't want to kill or loose the Lillies in the Front especially; I just wish I hadn't planted them so close together seeing how big they got this year. Can I seperate the Bulbs so that they are farther apart or will this affect them?
Thanks in advance for all help