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What Is Going On With My Lilies

Posted by jennifer960490 IL (My Page) on
Mon, May 22, 06 at 1:32

Good morning,

I am sending a SOS cause I don't know what is happing to my lilies. First I was told wilt, then leaf scorch so bought I bought a bag of lime and mixed it in with my soil, then I was told leaf spot and last a virus, I need to know what this is, can it be treated and if so with what, will my lilies live to bloom or will they die, and are they healthy.
The link listed below is where my pics are viewable. Please help me I am new at this.

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RE: What Is Going On With My Lilies

  • Posted by blc63 z7 Raleigh NC (My Page) on
    Mon, May 22, 06 at 10:51

Jennifer, your link isn't working so I cannot see your pic, but I wanted to ask what kind of lilies you've planted. I ask because I know Oriental lilies prefer acidic soil, so I'm worried about you adding lime. Try posting another pic.

RE: What Is Going On With My Lilies

Lime (Calcium Oxide) will indeed turn your soil basic. Lilies prefer slightly acidic soil. Ammonium phosphate is the way to go.

RE: What Is Going On With My Lilies

May be to late but you description sounds like it could be Botrytis. The lily may look like the after effects of a fire, leaves are brown. If this is the disease, spray with Maneb, Mancozeb or a copper spray. Good luck.

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