when a Lily bloom has more than three
petals plus 3 sepals. Some lily cultivars
do this after a late spring frost or as a
reaction to garden chemicals.
|Fasciation is a condition
of plant growth in which the
lily stem becomes elongated is
a condition perpendicularly to
the flattened, ribbon-like,
crested, or elaborately
A large head of fasciated buds
is not eligible for ribbons in a
Diseases, weather or chemicals
in the soil have been deemed
|Flattened ribbon stem
|Crowded bud head
|Split into multiple stems
|Fasciated stem in bloom
Lilies are very diverse and can grow in some pretty wierd ways in
your garden. Here are some of the things that our IRLS members
have seen happen. Don't worry--it's all within the range of "normal"
for our lovely lilies!
|Bubils: tiny clones of the
cultivar grow on the stem and
will turn into a clone of the
blooming bulb in three years.
|Bulblets: exact clones of the cultivar that will
turn into a blooming bulb in 3 years. These bulbs
grow on the underground portion of the lily stem.
|Frost Damage: Looks like streaking or spots
after a late spring frost. It will usually develop
normal blooms and will not be streaked the
|Fuzzy Buds & Brown stem:
Perfectly normal and interesting
for some lily cultivars.
|Nodding Buds: a normal
configuration for a martagon lily.
|Iowa Regional Lily Society (IRLS)
Growing Lilies in Iowa and neighboring states since 1973
|Curling Leaves :on this large lily stem is
just part of it's normal growth pattern.