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Are there too many Asiatic lilies in this pot?

I bought these two years ago and put them in this pot. There's more of them now. Will they sorta reach an equilibrium with the space they have on their own or do I need to thin them out?
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What are these plants? Please help identify

I bought Gladiolus (sword lily) bulbs from an e-commerce site. But the plants which have grown from the bulbs I received do not seem to be Gladiolus. I would appreciate any help in identifying what ...
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Is There Powdery Mildew On My Lily Plants?

Recently, there was a large rainstorm in my area, which soaked my lilies’ leaves thoroughly. Afterwards, and even for a while before then, I had noticed small white dots on their leaves. If this is ...
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How to take care of non-white easter lilly cultivars?

Back a few years ago, new cultivars of Easter Lillies have entered the market. The climate I have is ideal for bulbs. I live in a Mediterranean climate, with temperatures above freezing, allowing the ...
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What is taking bites out of my lily pads?

I have a single lily pad plant in a very small pond, about 3-4 feet in diameter. There are no turtles. Recently the leaves have been ravaged by something which is eating them from the rim inwards. It ...
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Getting rid of strange eggs in houseplant soil

Help! I have a peace lily which I bought three years ago for almost a nothing as it was almost dead. I nursed it back to health and was doing great, after about a year of having it in it’s nursery pot ...
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Maintain potted lily?

Last night I bought a small lily plant. How much sun is it supposed to receive? I’ve read that I can place it in my rooftop for direct sunlight, but I don’t know. How often should I water it? ...
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Peace lily wilted inexplicable

I have a peace lily in my office at work that gets low indirect natural light, in addition to bright white fluorescent light. I have had it for about 12 months now. I have not potted it up, and it ...
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Why don't people cultivate sarana (Kamchatka Lily)?

Cultures around the far northern Pacific rim enjoy the lily root, sarana. Supposedly its slight bitterness is satisfying in both sweet and savory preparations. My information is not complete, but in ...
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Plant with a single upward-pointing orange flower at the tip of the stem?

Grew in TX right before fall got cold. I'm hoping they grow again in spring but a squirrel has been messing in my pots.
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When can I cut back regal lilies without damaging the bulbs?

Growing instructions I've seen nearly all say to cut back stems and foliage "after they turn yellow". Here in Northern California (Sonoma) the sturdy regal lily stalks don't even think about turning ...
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How to overwinter a potted oriental lily in an apartment?

I wanted to have a scented flower indoors, so I bought a potted lily, it seemed to be the suitable for my conditions. I'm aware it's only going to bloom for a few weeks, then die back, then - if I ...
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When should I remove the spent stalks on my daylilies?

This is related to my previous question about deadheading daylilies. I did a good job of pruning some, although I neglected others. All of the flowers have gone by and I'd like to know when to remove ...
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Should I deadhead my daylilies?

In a section of our yard, I have a small field of beautiful daylilies, nine varieties in all. (I can't take credit for them, as they were here when we bought the house a few years ago!) True to their ...
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Why do pink rain lillies flower after rains, but not from being watered? How to make them flower?

We have pink rain lilies (Zephyranthes Carinata) in the garden. In my personal experience, I've found that they always flower, without exception, shortly after rains. However, there are roughly ten ...
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Different kinds of shoots

Last year I planted one already flowering lily plant, in north eastern North Dakota. This year in its spot lots of shoots are coming up but there seems to be 4 different types of shoots coming up. Can ...
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What's this strange large growth on my new asiatic lily?

I had planted some asiatic lilies last year that looked wonderful. They appear to have multiplied, however I noticed an odd growth in one area of my early lily plants. I've attached an in image of ...
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Transplant established bulbs in the spring?

I know I should transplant spring bulbs in the fall.. but I didn't. There are a bunch of day lilies in the ditch down the road and I'm wondering if I can transplant them right now? Surely the ...
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RE: Missouri Clay - how well will day lilies (Hemerocallis fulva) grow in this mixture of soil?

My yard contains a good amount of Missouri clay and I would like to plant some day lilies; will they survive/thrive in thick soil like this? Also, do they do well in direct sun or shade and what type ...
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What is this native North American lily with a downward facing speckled orange flower?

I suspect this is a native North American lily that I grew from seed and the label was lost over the years they take to flower. It's quite happy in full sun in USDA zone 4 in Ottawa. It has a ...
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How can I remove a lily pollen stain from a hard surface? [closed]

First, I apologize if this seems a bit off topic but since I can't find a StackExchange site where this fits, I imagine experienced gardeners would probably know how to solve this problem. So, I ...
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How can I keep snails off my Day Lilies?

I have never had a problem with snails, but since planting a large swathe of day lilies I have found between twenty and fifty snails a day in that patch. I have been disposing of every one, to no ...
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Picking, planting, and storing lily seeds

I walk my dogs around a number of different parks in the neighborhood. In each of this parks there are a number of flower beds with different color lilies. Some of them are still flowering while ...
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Growing Lilies In Greenhouse References

I'm looking for any kind of references (book , video , PDF , ...) for growing lilies in greenhouse. I heard Lilies are like a child and they need standard growing plan such as irrigation plan , ....
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Deer ate my lily buds last year. Will the bulbs survive this year?

My mother has been raising an ever-growing family of lilies of various colors for the past 15 years. In the previous house, they would grow to almost 6-foot tall while in the new house (which gets a ...
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How should I grow calla lilies?

I have no experience in gardening. I have a pot of Calla lilies but I have no idea how to take care of it. It came with a label that suggests keeping it at a sunny place. But apart from that, I don't ...
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How should I care for a dozen bulbs of Lycoris squamigera?

Someone gave me a box of bulbs, Lycoris squamigera (Resurrection Lily), and I don't really know how to care for them. They are in a cardboard box in my basement right now. When I looked up how to care ...
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How long after a lily scale is planted should I expect a flowering size bulb?

I have some Madonna lily bulbs that I would like to scale. If I planted them after the last frost in spring, how long will it be until I get a flowering size bulb? Does it matter which scales I use?
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What kind of lily is this?

This lily is odd because of its hosta-like evergreen leaves. It is tolerant of shallow planting, weekly mowing, poor soils, and dense shade. The flower is like an Easter lily. What is the variety name?...
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