What to Do with Asiatic Lily Seed Pods
I have pods on my Asiatic lilies. How do I handle these?
You can start lilies from seeds but it may take up to seven years for it to grow into a flowering plan. Harvest the seed when the seed pods dry and the tops begin to split. Some lily seeds need no special treatment to start growing. Others need a 3 month warm period followed by a three month cold period followed by another warm period to start growing. And keep in mind the seeds of hybrids will look different than their parents. Some hardy lilies form bulbils, round black growths, along the stem. These can be planted in late summer when they begin to drop from the plants. Next spring you will see a single leaf sprout from each of bulbils you planted. In three to four years you will have a flowering plant identical to its parent.
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