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Helpful tip from The Garden Geeks: Propagate Lilies by scaling. Choose a healthy, uninjured bulb and detach the outer scales. Dust them with fungicide and place them into a plastic bag that has holes punched in it for ventilation and filled with damp peat or vermiculite. Store at 60º to 70ºF for 6 to 12 weeks. Once small bulblets have formed at the base of the scales and the roots are at least 1/2" long, place the bag in the fridge for 2 or 3 months. In spring, plant the scales with bulbets attached in beds or pots and they will grow into bulbs that are big enough to bloom in 1 to 2 years.