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Toad lily was broken off will it live?

Posted by moonpuppie Ga coastal southeast (My Page) on
Sat, May 24, 08 at 2:15

Hello, This is my first post so I hope I'm in the right forum. I am a novice gardener (this is the first time I've had a yard to do it in) but as I was saying I purchased 6 mixed toad lilies and planted them first thing this spring. We got a new dog who likes to dig. She did not get the roots (I'm not sure of the proper term for them) but they were broken off at the soil line. They were supposed to be 2 year grown plants and the roots look strong but I'm afraid they won't come up this year...or at all after that. Any advice or am I upset over nothing?
Thanks for the help!


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RE: Toad lily was broken off will it live?

I wouldn't worry. Toad lilies (Tricyrtis species) are not really lilies at all but herbaceous perennials with a rhizomatous (spreading) root system. They are typically tough plants adaptable to a range of conditions, but prefer shady conditions and reasonable soil with adequate moisture. Damaging the top growth at this point in the growing season is very recoverable and there's a good chance the plant will bloom just fine this fall. I might want to consider protecting newly planted perennials to avoid further dog damage :-)


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RE: Toad lily was broken off will it live?

Thanks for the info and I've put up fences already. And thank goodness the dog is getting trained she hasn't gotten in any of them since.


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