LA hybrid planting depth changes? Height?
I did not know exactly how to word this query - so bear with me. 5 or 6 yrs ago I planted a half dozen LA hybrid lilies in a small daylily bed. They grew & bloomed well but did not spread much.
This past summer some animal/rodent tunnelled under the area uplifting (but leaving them in the soil) several daylilies and one of the LA lilies which was about 2 weeks past bloom time. I pushed the daylilies back into the ground, moving the most disturbed one to another location, and decided to also move the LA lily to another location because it was too tall in its current location.
This lily has/had a very sturdy stalk, never needs/needed staking, but is closer to 4 1/2 ft than the 24-30 inches listed in B&B's catalog. I planted in its new location at the same level it was previous planted - WHICH WAS QUITE SHALLOW, 3 - 4 INCHES. It is hard for me to believe that this tall a lily could hold itself so upright in so little soil - strong roots!
I am quite certain about the depth at which the lily was growing because I patted (stomped) everything down firmly before I decided I would move things around and could clearly see the soil line on the stalk.
Except for a few special things, I always plant lilies 8 inches deep. I have other varieties of lilies, but LA Hybrids are the only ones I have ever planted in this bed. All have gotten quite tall.
Questions: can lilies move up in the soil on their own (I know daffodils can move down), could this be an offset, a self-seeded or self-hybrid or reverted lily? In anybody's experience do the LA hybrids get 4 ft tall after being grown a few years? Will the shallowly planted bulb now live (I mulched it heavily this fall when I was cleaning up and cut the stalk down)? I don't want to disturb it again this late, unless you all think I must. Unfortunately I didn't think about this until fall clean-up or I just would have re-planted it deeper.