overwintering lilies

kydaylilylady(z6 KY)July 10, 2007

I bought a bunch of Asiatic and Oriental lily bulbs and potted them this spring for resale at my local farmer's market. Due to a hail storm it looks like I'm going to end up with about 90 unsaleable pots. They are currently growing in one gallon nursery standard pots. What do I need to do this fall to insure that they will survive the winter. I prefer to winter them over in the pots if at all possible. If not, would it be better to dig the bulbs late in the year and refrigerate until spring?


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grannyfern(z4 MN)

I have all of my asiatic and oriental lilies in pots, and in the ground. I have had to do this because of gophers stealing all my bulbs. They would suck entire plants down their tunnels, never to be seen again. I am in a much colder climate than you, but I have not lost a plant since. The bulbs have mulitiolied very well as a matter of fact.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2007 at 8:33PM
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