Lilies - Knowledgebase Question

Minneapolis, Mi
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Question by nancyrags
June 30, 2010
Some lilies in my garden have not flowered in years. Why and what can I do to see flowers again? I've been told if I applied manure around the base of the plant, they would flower again. Is this true?

Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010
Not sure based on your question the type of lily, but most lilies prefer moist soil, shade on the roots, and tops of the plants in full sunshine. It may be that they are too dense at this point and need some dividing. Also, things may have changed over time and the area is now more shady than sunny for your lilies. I would also inspect the soil conditions and add compost as you divide some of the congested growth out from the population. Hope this helps and good luck!

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