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Asiatic lilies in Zone 11

Posted by ifraser25 z11 Brazil (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 22, 11 at 21:38

I wonder if anyone has grown Asiatic lilies in a tropical zone? I find they do well for a year or two then fizzle out, probably because they do not get a proper rest period. Would it be any good lifting the bulbs when the foliage dies back? Could they be just kept dry for a few months then replanted or would they need chilling? Our minimum temp is 10C 50F and it's often a lot warmer than that.

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RE: Asiatic lilies in Zone 11

They do need vernalization, a chilling period. Some people have planted them in pots and stored them in an extra refrigerator for a couple of months,

RE: Asiatic lilies in Zone 11

Ditto. And lifting them would be harmful - Lily bulbs do not go dormant like other bulbs.

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