Asiatic and Oriental lilies foilage turned black.


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Hi everyone, I planted few rows of Asiatic and Oriental lilies , we had a lot of rain recently and I noticed just before developing the buds the top of the Lilly stick curled and turned black, any idea on what's happening? Can I deadhead the tip of the stick and expect new shoots to continue and develop buds? See photos thanks guys
 

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I'm no expert, but it's just too late in the year for lilies. All of mine have died off for the year and or temps are still in the 70s and 80s.
 
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I don't recognize your flag. Where are you? There are many "Octobers" depending upon climate.
 
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Duhh. Thanks, I needed that. So it's early growing season, spring. I have no special knowledge to base a guess on, but I would guess at genetic failure. That is the meristem, and your plant has just had a spontaneous abortion.
 
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