Abundant Asian Lily
Can you tell me what caused my Asian lily to produce 74 blossoms on one plant? Do you think this could happen again?
—Valerie Over, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Melinda: Lilies are known to produce many flowers when growing conditions are just right. The dense globe of flowers appears to be a phenomenon caused by something called "fasciation." This condition, which is not harmful to the plant, causes stems to flatten and produce a proliferation of leaf and flower buds. This can be caused by weed-killer damage, insect feeding or occur naturally, for no apparent reason. Your plant looks healthy, so enjoy the colorful display and wait to see what happens next season.