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justinkhoo

The occasional tropical gardener.

Lilium 'World Trade'

  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2019
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justinkhoo

So I have a question for this entry. I bought this Lilium longiflorum ‘World Trade’ last summer and it had some flowers on it. They then faded and I deadheaded them. Autumn came and they never died back and instead it’s midwinter and you can see they are producing lots of new shoots from the ground. Question: is this normal? My Lilium regale have completely died back as I expected them to and I’m confused about this one. Any thoughts? | Balham | #question #lilium #lily

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osckar

That's normal, the new stems are from new bulbs developing around the main one. You can dig the new bulbs and plant them in another location. Those are tropical plants, thriving in Temps from 5 to 35 C degrees, if your winter was not too cold I guess that's why the plant survived and is growing very well.

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justinkhoo

@osckar thanks for the comment! The odd thing about it is the fact that it has indeed fallen below freezing here and it was unfazed by it all. Usually it goes dormant but looks like it’s deciding not to go to sleep this year

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