Asked on Apr 10, 2013

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

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?
  39 answers
  • Sow and Dipity Sow and Dipity on Apr 11, 2013
    Lol...Jamie, these appear to be them hon, then take a picture and share :)
  • Douglas Hunt 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 Kathleen Bell on Apr 11, 2013
    These are lilies. I have tons of these. Very beautiful.
  • R.V.R. Farris 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 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 Reba smith on Apr 12, 2013
    stargazer lilies smell and are beautiful
  • Sue Haas 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 Rhonda Clements on Jun 12, 2014
    not stargazers, japanese lilies I have both
  • Sandie 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.
  • Gloria Smith Gloria Smith on Jun 22, 2014
    They look like my Easter Lilies I planted outside years ago!
  • Terra Gazelle Terra Gazelle on Aug 01, 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 Sheryl Simons on Mar 18, 2015
    Definitely lilies. Yeah!
  • Peg 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.
  • Jo Hunt Jo Hunt on Jun 13, 2015
    Oriental Lilly
  • Jill Drake 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 always ask on here, advise is brilliant on HomeTalk......
  • Love Digging in the Dirt Love Digging in the Dirt on Jun 13, 2015
    Yep, lilies and beautiful ones at that !!
  • Kelly Blohm Kelly Blohm on Jul 08, 2015
  • Terra Gazelle Terra Gazelle on Jul 09, 2015
    Lillies..I had one now I have 4...
  • Terra Gazelle Terra Gazelle on Jul 09, 2015
  • Rhonda Clements Rhonda Clements on Jul 09, 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 Rhonda Clements on Jul 09, 2015
    yes they can be transplanted but wait until fall!
  • Stephanie Pick Stephanie Pick on Jul 16, 2015
    yep,lilies of some sort. Keepers!
  • Marian Peppers Marian Peppers on Jul 17, 2015
    Lilies Notice the top of the plant is about to bloom and a perennial.
  • Bonny McDaniel 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 WF Hart on Aug 28, 2015
    They look like Easter lilys.
  • Wanda sinnema 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 Suzanne on Aug 29, 2015
    Lilies. You can move them.
  • Kim Smith Kim Smith on Sep 01, 2015
    Those look like lilies to me too.
  • Laurie Laurie on Sep 01, 2015
    I have these in my flower bed. They are Asiatic Lilies and come in a variety of colors.
  • Penny Penny on Apr 16, 2016
    Looks like my Easter Lilly!
  • Sue Kiene 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 Martha on May 24, 2016
  • Terra Gazelle Terra Gazelle on May 25, 2016
    I have those..they are lilies..and beautiful.
  • Annie Doherty 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.
  • Sheliah Hipps Sheliah Hipps on May 31, 2019

    Hey these look like my Easter Lily and my Easter Lily looks so much like a giant palm tree right now very strange. But that is just because it hasn't bloomed again yet. I swear it's stem looks just like a palm tree trunk or something.😳

  • Sheliah Hipps Sheliah Hipps on May 31, 2019

    And look at it now since it's grown more........

  • Sheliah Hipps Sheliah Hipps on May 31, 2019

    It has like more seeds or something on the side of the stem. I've never seen anything like it!! Of course this is my first Easter Lily I got it in a pot it bloomed really big beautiful white trumpet flowers and then it died to nothing but a little brown rotten root and I kept taking care of it and now it came back to this wow never give up on them!!!!!

  • Sheliah Hipps Sheliah Hipps on May 31, 2019

    Easter Lillies

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Feb 11, 2024

    Lilies for sure!