Lilies forum: Moving bulbs and cutting stalks question

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Name: Julia
Upstate NY (Zone 6a)
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JuliaNY
Aug 2, 2012 5:04 AM CST
I know I asked this before but can't find my original post.
I've got several bulbs that I will need to move and lots of babies as well. Can I move them in the fall if the foliage has not turned brown?

Since several of the stalks are very tall, I know I can't cut them all the way down till they turn brown, but what about the top portion where the blooms had been?

Thanks for the help.
Julia
Upstate NY
Zone 6
Lincoln, NE
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Moby
Aug 2, 2012 8:00 AM CST
Yes, you may cut the tops anytime after bloom. If you're moving bulbs late in the Fall, I think it is safe to cut them back by half to make the move easier.
Where are we going, and why am I in this hand-basket?
Name: Julia
Upstate NY (Zone 6a)
Clematis Daylilies Irises Region: New York Hummingbirder Seed Starter
Vegetable Grower I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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JuliaNY
Aug 3, 2012 4:39 AM CST
Thanks Moby. I've now starred your response so I can find it again.
Julia
Upstate NY
Zone 6

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