Is this normal on a tiger lily?

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q is this normal on a tiger lily

White fuzz on top and stem

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  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Jun 14, 2020

    it is hard to tell since the leaves on some lilies are similar

    here is some info for you

    https://www.thespruce.com/lilies-and-daylilies-1402798

  • Kerstin Hines Wright Kerstin Hines Wright on Jun 14, 2020

    It us this type.

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Jun 14, 2020

    Hi Kerstin,

    It looks like it could be a fungus. I can't tell for sure. Here's an article that explains what to do plus a homemade solution that should help. I hope this helps you. Wishing you the best.

    https://homeguides.sfgate.com/homemade-fungicide-lilies-94964.html

  • Maura White Maura White on Jun 14, 2020

    I agree that it looks like a fungus

  • It does look like a fungus. Here's a link with more information:

    http://www.lilynook.mb.ca/Articles/Diseases_Pest.html

  • No, it has some sort of fungus.

  • Betsy Betsy on Jun 14, 2020

    Hi Kerstin: Nope. Pick it off and spray your plant with a mix of a few drops of Dawn liquid dish soap and warm water. Should take care of it. Good luck

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Jun 15, 2020

    I would cut this one back and destroy or trash the fungus. Healthy ones don't look like that. Good luck and stay safe!

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Jun 15, 2020

    I think you should gently wipe/rub each leaf to remove it & just with damp cloth,to see if it comes off easily, I think it looks like just part of plants new leaves? Tiger Lilies do have hairy stems. So as new leaves unfurl they will be hairy as well then hairy parts just kinda leave edges of new leaves as they get bigger older. The older more established plants will look different than newer/younger planted ones. Tiger Lily (Lilium lancifolium) Description: This herbaceous perennial plant is 2½-6' tall and unbranched. The erect central stem is light green, purplish green, or purple, terete, and moderately woolly-hairy to glabrous(smooth). The alternate leaves along the stem are densely distributed in pseudo-whorls and widely spreading. PLEASE DO NOT spray it with any soap especially Dawn you will kill your lily! Dawn removes plants protective coating breaking down plant leaving the leaves to burn, get insects or just die. Also kills beneficial microbes in soil and creates a whole new set of issues. If you think it is bugs? use Neem oil on plant. Think it's type of fungal issue?(I really do not think it is) fungal problems need moisture to develop and it is not all over whole plant. Fungal issues usual start ground level up where moisture is in plant/ground,then spreads upwards all over plant,causing wilted look on plants,with gray, yellow or brown spots. I really do not think anything is wrong with your Lily actually looks nice and healthy & really strong, have you had pleasure of it blooming previous year? They have the most beautiful vivid colors.

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    • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Jun 16, 2020

      Thanks for the correction. It looked like fungus to me in the picture. I have never had one look like this.

  • Margie Hood Margie Hood on Jun 15, 2020

    I have that on mine and my mom says it's something a bug leaves behind called snake spit...lol!!! Yeah it doesn't hurt the plant , but yeah it's something that is left behind on the tiger lilies but it does no harm!! I've had the same flower bed for 20 yrs... Snake spit and all 😂😃😄

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Jun 15, 2020

    this is Spittle bug pics with "foam" they make; is stuff on your plant hair like or foamy/spit like?

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