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LetsGo
Port Townsend, WA
(Zone 8b)

May 8, 2007
8:47 PM

Post #3477258

My lilly, the best one of last year's garden, this year decided to use a curling iron. Ever seen this before? Why is it doing this?

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ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 8, 2007
9:06 PM

Post #3477320

Maybe leaf rollers? I don't know much about them so I don't know if lilies are something they'll bother or not.
kls_01
Champaign, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 8, 2007
9:28 PM

Post #3477422

LOL. I was assuming ecrane was suggesting they were using hair rollers instead of a curling iron...until I realized leaf rollers was some sort of pest...hehehe
NatureLover1950
Vicksburg, MS
(Zone 8a)

May 9, 2007
7:49 AM

Post #3478481

Does look like leaf rollers. Easy enough to determine--unroll a leaf and, if that's the problem, you will see them. I always clip off any affected leaves and spray the rest of the plant with an insecticide. Just to be on the safe side, I take all the leaves I clip off and put them in a Zip Lock bag before I throw them in the trash.
tggfisk
Garner, NC
(Zone 7b)

May 9, 2007
7:28 PM

Post #3480725

Or burn them. I tend to like the thought of the little critters frying. Ohhhh, cruel!
LetsGo
Port Townsend, WA
(Zone 8b)

May 9, 2007
9:13 PM

Post #3481076

I unrolled a leaf. I don't see a thing. Any other suggestions? Today it looked like it would still put out a flower. Not sure what is going on. Could it be from overcrowding?
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 9, 2007
9:41 PM

Post #3481179

I don't know of anything that causes that besides the leafrollers--did you just look at one leaf or did you look at a bunch of them Could be a few of the rolled leaves have been abandoned. I'm also not sure if they stay in the leaves all the time or if there's a certain time of day that you need to look. Try googling leaf rollers or leaf roller caterpillars, I'm sure there's a lot of info out there about them.
DaleTheGardener
Tampa, FL
(Zone 10a)

May 10, 2007
7:23 AM

Post #3482141

Let's Go,

My guess would be a virus (disease) is causing your problem. I bet the folks on http://davesgarden.com/forums/f/lilies/all/ will be able to ID the cause.

Here in the near tropics I have only found 3 lillies that will grow for more than one season and one of them is the Easter Lily (never really thought of them as desirable).

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