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When will I see sprouts?

Posted by kentstar 5b NE Ohio (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 27, 09 at 10:56

I planted 10 lily bulbs (5 Yelloween and 5 Salmon Stars) in early April that I bought from Brent and Becky's Bulbs. I planted them 8 inches deep as per instructions. When should I see something? I still don't see any sprouts coming up at all. Will they come in next year or are they annuals here?

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RE: When will I see sprouts?

They are perfectly perennial in your zone. I'd say 8" is a little too deep for a first year plants. Lilies have "muscles" in their roots; they can pull themselves down later. That is why a shallow planting is safer than a deep one. Anyway, they should be at least 1'-2' tall at this time. The Lilies I bought from Brent&Becky's 50% off sale are about 1' tall now. I planted them on Memorial day.

I would carefully dig one of the bulbs and see what happened. If the bulb is firm and does not have rotten parts, it is fine. They might stay dormant this year because of the deep planting.

RE: When will I see sprouts?

Good idea. I'll check one of them. I do have them marked so I know where they are :)


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