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propagating perennials: Lilium-Trumpet Lily
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Monday, May 18, 2009

Lilium-Trumpet Lily

Propagating Trumpet Lilies takes patience, but should be divided every 3-4 years by digging up the clump in the fall, because bulblets form after a growing season. If you notice grass growing next to the stem in the spring that is an indication bulblets are forming so make a mental note to divide in the fall. After digging up the clump do not remove the bulblets from the stem, but cut the stem down to ground level and transplant. It will take two years for the new transplants to have more then one bloom per stem. They bloom in July and come in a range of colors from white, yellow, orange, red, purple, and pink. The fragrant flower heads can reach a height of upwards of 70" so make certain they are planted in a protected area in either full sun or partial shade, attract hummingbirds and is deciduous.

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