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Asiatic lilies from offsets

Posted by ifraser25 z11 Brazil ( on
Wed, Jan 18, 12 at 7:32

I want to increase my stock of Asiatic lilies by growing on the offsets. I have about 200 growing together at the moment in 3 large stock pots in rich soil (3x67!). The bulbs are still quite small, about the size of a chick pea.
My question is: what sort of timescale should I be thinking about for moving them on? I'm thinking about potting them on individually into 4 or 5 inch pots eventually until they are ready to go into the border, so I can keep them in rich compost. Our garden soil is too poor otherwise and I don't have a nursery area. How long before I do this? We have a very mild climate so they will be in growth throughout the winter. Now is summer!

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RE: Asiatic lilies from offsets

Are you able to give your bulbs a cold period (vernalization), possibly in a refrigerator? You can google vernalization for lilies and get some better ideas. The following link also has some info. You can also e-mail them and ask your questions . Good luck.

Here is a link that might be useful: Lily growing info

RE: Asiatic lilies from offsets

It's only really practical for me to vernalize a handful of adult bulbs. I was hoping I could keep these small ones in growth until they are big enough to pot on.

RE: Asiatic lilies from offsets

I start them in 4" pots also and I move them anytime.

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