Lilium kelloggii making lots of stems

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Gene Mirro
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Lilium kelloggii making lots of stems

I have a group of Lilium kelloggii bulbs that are making dozens of thin stems out of each bulb.

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Does anybody have any idea why this is happening? The bulbs look healthy, and the plants were healthy last summer.

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Joined: 2009-09-21

Did you get a good look at the main (original) growing point?  (I don't see it at all.)

Usually this happens when the original meristem dies (for whatever reason), and stimulates axillary growths.

But what a boon for propagation!  :o

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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