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overwintering lilies

Posted by kydaylilylady z6 KY (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 10, 07 at 10:32

I bought a bunch of Asiatic and Oriental lily bulbs and potted them this spring for resale at my local farmer's market. Due to a hail storm it looks like I'm going to end up with about 90 unsaleable pots. They are currently growing in one gallon nursery standard pots. What do I need to do this fall to insure that they will survive the winter. I prefer to winter them over in the pots if at all possible. If not, would it be better to dig the bulbs late in the year and refrigerate until spring?

Janet


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RE: overwintering lilies

I have all of my asiatic and oriental lilies in pots, and in the ground. I have had to do this because of gophers stealing all my bulbs. They would suck entire plants down their tunnels, never to be seen again. I am in a much colder climate than you, but I have not lost a plant since. The bulbs have mulitiolied very well as a matter of fact.


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