Lily Bulblets

“Lily Bublets”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana

Today we had good weather with a nice breeze (thanks to TS Fay) and I was able to work in the garden.  I cut back several plants that had become overgrown in the last two weeks.  Plants like salvia, sweet potato vine, and a few other things.  While I was cutting back the daisies, I noticed what I assumed were little bulblets on the Easter lilies.  Since this is only the second year I have grown any type of lily, I am learning as the plants grow.  From what I have read, I should be able to plant these and get more lilies.

As the photo shows, there is one of the little bulblets.  Some of the lilies have them closer to the ground.  I’ll have to read up on how and when to plant them.  This is one of the aspects of gardening that I find so interesting.  There is always something new to learn.

Today, I also cut off the flower stalks of the agapanthus.  I had left them on longer than I usually do and some had ripe seeds.  I collected some of the seeds to see if I can grow some agapanthus from seed.  I really do not need any more Lily of the Nile, but sometimes I just like to see if I can grow things like that from seed. 

So, it looks like I soon may be trying to propagate some lilies. 



  1. Shibaguyz said,

    August 23, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    We’re doing our own propagation from our own seeds next year. We to have this fascination you have and want to see if it will work out. Isn’t that a cool feeling?

  2. Jan said,

    August 24, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    Yes, I agree. I have had great luck using my own seeds. I planted amaryllis seeds and had practically all sprout, so I can’t wait to try the agapanthus.

  3. Brenda Kula said,

    August 24, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    Today driving through a neighborhood I asked myself why on earth I didn’t purchase some of that gorgeous chartreuse sweet potato vine I saw in the spring. I did get the dark purple one. And then I recalled how much more they were charging for them this year. And I understand that; oil prices going up so. I should have bit the bullet, as I so love the contrast!

  4. Tina Ramsey said,

    August 24, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    Let us know how it goes.

  5. Jan said,

    August 24, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    Brenda, they always say that you usually regret the things you don’t buy not the things you do. I know this has happened to me. I want some plant but think it is too expensive, then regret not buying it. There is always next year to get some.

    Tina, I’ll keep you posted how the bulblets grow.

  6. katherine russell said,

    December 20, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    While I was cutting back the daisies, I noticed what I assumed were little bulblets on the Easter lilies. Since this is only the second year I have grown any type of lily, I am learning as the plants grow.

    How did this work out for you? I have one stem that is five foot tall and the orginal stem has died back but there are 20 little bublets on it. I have been trying to find out about growing the bublets and how to get flowers on the tall stem. what did you find out?

    • Jan said,

      December 21, 2009 at 8:01 pm

      Katherine, I planted the bulblets in a container with sand. They quickly grew roots and started to grow. When they were about three inches high, I put them in a container with regular potting soil. So far, they are still doing well. I’ll plant them in the ground come spring.

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