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Lilly Sprouts Frozen overnight - what to do???

Posted by hyperdoggie z 7 SE NM (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 25, 06 at 20:34

Hi,

I have a patch of standard big-box store oriental lilies that have been sprouting nicely for the past month, these have all come back from last years planting. One of them (approx. 1 foot tall - grows to 4 foot) froze overnight a couple days ago in an unusual cold snap. Should I leave it be, or cut it off at the base? Is this the end for the bulb below? Any advice is appreciated.

Thanks in advance!
- hd


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RE: Lilly Sprouts Frozen overnight - what to do???

It probably isn't the end for the bulb below. If I were you, I'd wait and see how much of the stalk dies, and don't cut at all, or cut very carefully, an inch at a time, until you hit live growth. There may still be live growth inside a stem that looks bad. You might lose this year's bloom.

Jeanne


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RE: Lilly Sprouts Frozen overnight - what to do???

Thank you! I'll give that a try :)

-hd


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