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tiger lilies...are they strong plants?

so i dug some up from the ground way back in the woods and replanted them in a barrel. they look a little lifeless and not to mention, they were walked on too, will they rejuvenate themselves or are they just gonna die on me?


Asked by Anonymous at 9:42 AM on Jun. 2, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • I agree with the first reply. They might have transplant shock right now, but next year they will be wonderful. We call our tiger lilies "never kill" because we can't kill the plants. We threw some bulbs on a pile of rock last year, and they are growing this year!

    Answer by MomToBeISaMom at 10:33 AM on Jun. 2, 2010

  • Give them plenty of water. They may poop out this year if they are re-planted in hot sun but next year they will come back really nicely.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:43 AM on Jun. 2, 2010

  • the plants or the flowers themselves? if it's the flowers, chances are the plant will let the flower die so the rest of the plant will live. Lilies are pretty hardy plants....and if they don't continue to live this season they'll come back next year in full bloom. good luck!
    Keep them in a sunny spot, and keep may just get a little plant food as well.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:43 AM on Jun. 2, 2010

  • I'm sure they'll rejuvenate. They grow wild, and usually wild flowers are pretty tough and hearty. Make sure you give them plenty of water, and I'd probably fertilize them since they were taken from soil that was fertilized from falling leaves and all that. Just make sure to give them extra TLC. If they don't perk up this season, they probably will next year. For future reference, it's usually best to transplant flowers in the fall. :-)

    Answer by renea20 at 9:46 AM on Jun. 2, 2010