Return to the Lily Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
What kind of lilies do I have??

Posted by binkalette Minnesota (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 6, 09 at 1:18

Hello! My husband and I just bought a new house this year, and this spring some lilies popped up out front! I'm not sure what kind they are.. Can anyone tell me? Here are some pictures:

Photobucket

Photobucket

Also, if I take some of the seeds that have been falling off of the stems and toss them into the tall grass behind our house, do you think there is a chance they will grow? I also took two seeds and planted them in some dirt to see if I get any to grow in there :-P

Thanks for any help!


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: What kind of lilies do I have??

Lilium Tigrinum (Tiger lily). Yes, if you take the little bulbils and plant them, you will get new lilies. The success rate with this lily is very high. It will, however, take at least three growing seasons to reach blooming size.

The first year, the sprouts will look like a shiny lanceolate blade of grass - good idea to plant them somewhere where you can identify them easily and not accidentally dig them up or plant over them. The second year they will look like a spindly lily stalk.

I have many stands of them scattered around my gardens - I think they're delightful; one of the few true lilies that is completely no care.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Lily Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here