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.
Netty's Pride-asiatic
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
contorted tissue.

A large head of fasciated buds
is not eligible for ribbons in a
lily show.

in the soil have been deemed
possible causes.
Black Out-asiatic
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 turn into 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
following year.
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 : perfectly normal to have
curling leaf tips on this variety of lily.