Orenital Lily pruning

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  1. FitnessPro1

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    I grew some beautiful Orenital Lilies last summer & a friend of mine told me that if I removed the first bud to show it would cause the plant to grow several additional buds. I have searched the internet for hours now with no info yet. Is this true? If so, can someone explain the proper procedure with as much detail as possible? I would hate to destroy these beautiful blooms in an effort to have more.
     

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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    All you will accomplish with that is the loss of the flower that the first bud would have made.
     
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    Weekend Gardener Active Member 10 Years

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    I have never seen, read or heard of that. In fact, some vandals removed the just-emerging-buds of all our Connecticut King several years ago - they never produced secondary buds, and we lost the flowers for that season.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    They're bulbs. Everything is set before the shoots even come out of the ground.
     
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    I know that when a deer comes by and nips off a new bud nothing comes after that.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I sometimes wonder where well meaning friends get their info.
     

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