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Mona Lisa won't bloom

Posted by woodyswife z5 OH (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 12, 08 at 16:18

I've got 2 Mona Lisa lilies in one of my flower beds that I put in three years ago which have failed to ever bloom. The foilage comes up every year and looks healthy, but no flowers. I don't have this problem with any of my other lilies which are asiatic and oriental. I'm going to move these to another location and use some bone meal or possibly some fertilizer and see what happens. Does anyone have any other suggestions? Thanks

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RE: Mona Lisa won't bloom

  • Posted by hld6 z7 MD (My Page) on
    Sat, Jul 12, 08 at 21:26

We need more info. to help you. Are these planted in heavy shade?. How thick is the stalk? (I.e., is it possible these are immature bulbs?) Do you have buds that fail to open or do you not get buds at all? Fertilizer should not be the problem lilies aren't so fussy that it would keep them from blooming.

If you move them look at the size of the bulb. That is the most obvious reason for a lily not to bloom. Dried up "aborted" buds would indicate some type of stress.


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