Lilies forum: Lily Care

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Name: Vicky Thompson
Michigan (Zone 5b)
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Cottage_Rose
Aug 3, 2011 8:58 PM CST
How far back can you cut lilies when they are done blooming?
Do you feed them after they are done blooming?
Any tips on what lilies like appreciated.
Thanks! Smiling
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Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
Rosetta,Tasmania,Australia (Zone 7b)
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gwhizz
Aug 4, 2011 2:12 AM CST
Try not to cut more than 1/3 of the stem.The stem feeds the lilium bulb after it has finished blooming,.dont remove the stem,until its brown and falls off,.
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Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Aug 4, 2011 10:50 PM CST
Don't be confused...
I don't know what a stem would fall off of either! Big Grin

Most of the time a brown and dried up lily stem doesn't even fall over, unless it is very small. The thing to realize here is that even as the stem is dying, food from the stem is being transported and stored in the bulb.
Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
Rosetta,Tasmania,Australia (Zone 7b)
idont havemuch-but ihave everything
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gwhizz
Aug 5, 2011 3:27 AM CST
Yes Rick,you have a point,.,.here we are in late winter, and 'robinas' still have all of their stems erect,.,.and quite strong to break off
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Aug 5, 2011 3:41 AM CST
I also feed after they bloom. I use Bulbtone.
I feed all tyhe bulbs then,tulips included.
I feed Lilies and tulips in spring when they first emerge. Later I drench lilies including iris with Imidicloprid to kill Red Lily Beetle and Iris borer.
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
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Christine27360
Aug 9, 2011 7:08 AM CST
So after they are done blooming we leave the stem with the little leaves to feed the bulb -- got it....

Now, I have these in a container right now (cause I couldn't decide where to plant the bulbs this spring)... when can I transplant these to their permanent location? Also can I cut the stem back before I do that or should I take both the bulb and stem?

Thanks!
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Aug 9, 2011 7:13 AM CST
Just my opinion but I would wait to transplant .I never cut stems until they are dead,Thats November here.
Name: Vicky Thompson
Michigan (Zone 5b)
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Cottage_Rose
Aug 9, 2011 8:19 AM CST
I think cut off the tops so they wouldn't go to seed. IS that ok?
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Lincoln, NE
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Moby
Aug 9, 2011 9:09 AM CST
Yep.
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