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Why my arum lily hasn't flowered this summer


By Mevlude

United Kingdom Gb

I live in herts. Lily is planted in half shade.The first two years it has flowered but this year it doens't look happy.



Hi Mevlude and welcome to GoY can you be a bit more specific when you say your arum 'doesn't look happy' please

29 Jul, 2009


If I lived in half shade all the time, I'd be shy of flowering too, especially as I love sunshine so much and my feet in something wet.
Hey, try dumping your Arum in the pond edge or a non-draining container. Don't forget to protect it in winter though. A container by burying it in the garden somewhere, or if in a pond, drop it to the bottom. You can lift it back up in the spring. Arums love permanent wet feet, with their heads in the sunshine - the more the better. Bet the thing doubles in size in one year!!!!!

29 Jul, 2009


Hi I also suffered the same this year as they took a beating during the winter which really knocked them back.
Previously they had both flowered lots but this year one had a few flowers on it while the other had none.

I'm putting it down to the winter.

29 Jul, 2009


Same here I'm afraid. Mine are not as good as usual either, I put it down to the very long winter....... cannot stress the need though for plenty of sunshine Mine are planted in a south facing garden, And being Wales well they get thier feet wet on a regular basis.....

29 Jul, 2009


I have a large arum lily planted in a south facing position and gets full sun all day long ( When there is sun all day ) One day in June i counted 37 flowers on it. I keep it well watered.
In the winter it turns into a soggy mess but as the weather improves it soon recovers


30 Jul, 2009

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