is 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
Cool late spring weather or
bacteria in the soil have been
deemed possible causes.
|Flattened ribbon stem
|Crowded bud head
|Split into multiple stems
|Fasciated stem in bloom
| Lily Oddities!!
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 grow as a clone of the
|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.
|Curling Leaves : perfectly normal to have
curling leaf tips on this variety of lily.
|Iowa Regional Lily Society (IRLS)
Growing Lilies in Iowa and neighboring states since 1973