Tiger Lillies - should I pinch?

Old 05-02-04, 04:07 PM
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Question Tiger Lillies - should I pinch?

Hello! My thumbs are not the least bit green, but this spring I decided I would try again to get SOMETHING to grow. I bought some potted tiger lillies that already had a few blooms, followed the transplanting directions to a T, and was rewarded with very beautiful blooms for about 3 days.

Then the blooms all died and now I just have stems with a strange looking tip left that I assume is where the blooms come from. Please don't laugh at me. lol.

Should I pinch these odd looking tips off so that new blooms can form? I have searched the net, but can't find anything except that tiger lillies bloom in July.

Thank you very much for any help you can provide!
Old 05-02-04, 08:06 PM
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Tiger Lillies

Hi hornytoad

You can cut them or not, the best way to get more is by deviding the bulblets growing from the main bulb. Tigers bloom once a year so now they will grow the bulb for next years show.

It is not unuasual for a forced flower to bloom twice, when planted in it's normal flowering time. If you had planted in fall it would have died back & gotten ready for Spring. Hold back on the nitrogen that will stunt the flowers & give the plant more folage.

You should be able to devide next fall & expand your lilly garden.

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