Answer: Stargazer Lilies generally bloom in the late summer (August). The usual cycle is for the foliage to die back in the late fall and return in the spring. It's a bit early for your lily to show signs of life, but it will as soon as the weather warms up. After the flowers fade you can cut the stems back, but leave the foliage until it withers naturally. Then remove the foliage. In the spring new leaves will sprout and the bulb will develop a new flowering stem. Lilies really prefer to have their roots in cool, moist soil and their heads in the sunshine. You can accomplish that by applying mulch to the soil around the plant, or placing smaller plants near the lilies to help shade the soil.
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