Jamie @ C.R.A.F.T.
Jamie @ C.R.A.F.T.
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Asked on Apr 11, 2013

Are the mini palm tree looking plants weeds or should I save them?

Annie DohertyTerra GazelleMartha


I want to have a green thumb, really I do! I just don't know that much about plants. We just moved into a new house, and I wanted to plant a little herb garden, so I started ripping out the overgrown mess in this raised bed. Then, I thought I should save those mini palm tree things since they look nice. HELP! What are they? Can they be transplanted?
q are the mini palm tree looking plants weeds or should i save them, gardening, raised garden beds
34 answers
  • Sow and Dipity
    on Apr 11, 2013

    Lol...Jamie, these appear to be lilies....save them hon, then take a picture and share :)

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Apr 11, 2013

    Those do indeed look like lilies. You'll be very glad to have them when they bloom.

  • Kathleen Bell
    on Apr 11, 2013

    These are lilies. I have tons of these. Very beautiful.

  • R.V.R. Farris
    on Apr 11, 2013

    Yes, these are lilies. Please don't confuse with day lilies or calla lilies. Latin name is Lilium, lots of information out there. You can check into when is the best time to transplant.

  • Merry D
    on Apr 11, 2013

    nice lilies! The other stuff is a weed and should pull right up nicely. You can still plant the herbs around the lilies. You may have other surprise plantings about the yard that haven't made themselves known yet. Our home was overgrown with geraniums, which we tore out as they'd become sickly. That summer, a host of banana trees popped up, then calla lillies, bearded iris, and a few rose bushes. All had been hacked to the ground but the bulbs/ roots were still intact and with the geraniums gone, these other plants had more room to grow. Do post a photo when these bloom, I'd love to see what kind they are!

  • Reba smith
    on Apr 12, 2013

    stargazer lilies smell and are beautiful

  • Sue Haas
    on Apr 12, 2013

    These are Oriental lilies that are indeed fragrant-these are bulb plants so if you don't like their location, you can dig them up after blooming-fall is a good time.. Bloom is in late summer.

  • Rhonda Clements
    on Jun 12, 2014

    not stargazers, japanese lilies I have both

  • Sandie
    on Jun 22, 2014

    I have several of these all over my yard and have for years - but they NEVER bloom, so I really doubt they are lilies.

  • Glo332542
    on Jun 22, 2014

    They look like my Easter Lilies I planted outside years ago!

  • Terra Gazelle
    on Aug 1, 2014

    They look like Lillies...looks just like what I have growing in my old tin wash tub. They will be beautiful when they bloom.

  • Sheryl Simons
    on Mar 18, 2015

    Definitely lilies. Yeah!

  • Peg
    on Mar 19, 2015

    Lucky you! Lilies! I collect them for years but sadly, the past 3 or 4 years, the Scarlet Lily Beetle has migrated to our area and are killing off the lilies. I'm keeping up the battle but clients have opted to have them dug up and destroyed, the soil too.

    , lily, lily
  • Jo Hunt
    on Jun 13, 2015

    Oriental Lilly

  • Jill Drake
    on Jun 13, 2015

    They( whoever they are lol) say, that you shouldn't rip out anything in your garden, assuming your a novice, like us, for the first year, we are so glad we didn't, we have the most amazing looking tree shrubs, that looked kinda dead and wooden, but we trimmed them, and waited, and omg this year the tree shrubs (I say tree shrubs, because the trunk parts, although thin look like well established lil trees, but now they are green and giving us an Abu dance of purple, cerise flowers too...bees love them, so glad we didn't just dig it up......so always ask on here, advise is brilliant on HomeTalk......

  • Love Digging in the Dirt
    on Jun 14, 2015

    Yep, lilies and beautiful ones at that !!

  • Kelly Blohm
    on Jul 8, 2015


  • Terra Gazelle
    on Jul 9, 2015

    Lillies..I had one now I have 4...

  • Terra Gazelle
    on Jul 9, 2015


  • Rhonda Clements
    on Jul 9, 2015

    they are lilies, dont rip them out!! they will be gorgeous! just wait and see, never rip out anything until you know what it is!!

  • Rhonda Clements
    on Jul 9, 2015

    yes they can be transplanted but wait until fall!

  • Stephanie Pick
    on Jul 16, 2015

    yep,lilies of some sort. Keepers!

  • Marian Peppers
    on Jul 17, 2015

    Lilies Notice the top of the plant is about to bloom and a perennial.

  • Bonny McDaniel
    on Jul 17, 2015

    My first response at the picture was "NO, don't rip out those lilies!". No telling what type of lily they are but all of them are pretty. After they bloom, let the leaves turn yellow before you pull up the bulbs (if you want to pull them up...I leave most of mine in the garden).

  • WF Hart
    on Aug 28, 2015

    They look like Easter lilys.

  • Wanda sinnema
    on Aug 28, 2015

    lilies for sure.. they can be Easter lilies, or the stunning Oriental Lilies-- think HUGE WHITE CASABLANCA, or a host of other varieties.. check out a bulb farm online after they bloom for a better idea.. some varieties are spendy for a single bulb.... remember also if they are the strong scented ones and you want to bring inside.. pinch of the pollen part with your fingers and enjoy..

  • Suzanne
    on Aug 29, 2015

    Lilies. You can move them.

  • Kim Smith
    on Sep 1, 2015

    Those look like lilies to me too.

  • Laurie
    on Sep 1, 2015

    I have these in my flower bed. They are Asiatic Lilies and come in a variety of colors. http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Asiatic+Lily+Flower&FORM=IDMHDL

  • Penny
    on Apr 16, 2016

    Looks like my Easter Lilly!

  • Sue Kiene
    on May 24, 2016

    Asiatic lilies most probably but lilies definitely. They can be very very beautiful. Yes you can transplant them. With their size maybe wait until fall otherwise they probably will not bloom this year. And they will probably have lots of baby bulblets under the ground so move them as well. Happy blooming.

  • Martha
    on May 24, 2016


  • Terra Gazelle
    on May 25, 2016

    I have those..they are lilies..and beautiful.

  • Annie Doherty
    on Aug 14, 2016

    Definitely Lillies and beautiful too, easy to transplant if in the wrong location for you, what a bonus too, you will probably find lots of little gems as the season goes on. Don't worry about not having a green thumb or green fingers, as there are some very helpful and knowledgeable people on here who will always offer help, advice and ideas. I have been gardening for years and I always find great advice and assistance and lots I haven't heard off before to gee me on. Wishing you lots of happiness in your new home.

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