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trumpet lily seedlings?

Posted by sunandshadow 6 PA ( on
Sat, Aug 7, 10 at 23:33

Over the winter I germinated some trumpet lily seedlings. Out of 40 sprouting seeds only 10 made it to the 2-leaf stage. Then two of these died back, while the rest added a third leaf. With the two that died off I went looking in the pots for the little bulbs, thinking that possibly I could refrigerate them a bit then they would put up new leaves. But I couldn't find anything! o.O How large would the bulb of a lily seedling with 2 leaves each about 2 inches long be? Would it be so tiny I could totally miss it?

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RE: trumpet lily seedlings?

Unless you mistaked them for pieces of perlite, you should have seen them. If the leaves lived a couple months or more and you didn't find the little bulbs, they either rotted, or maybe you didn't look deep enough. If they produced contractile roots, when the bulb "died" and the root dried, it would have pulled it down some, maybe even as much as 3/4 inch (just a guess).

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