Oooh, those calla lilies I asked about... - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by jason73
July 4, 2010
ok, I needed to do something before it got dark and I did go ahead and cut them back out of the driveway instead of staking them, is there anything I can do once the start to show browning to save them for the future? Are peonies the same way? I have a neighbor who cuts her back every year after flowering and they come back every year. So what's the difference cutting the flowers for in-house?

Answer from NGA
July 4, 2010
It's okay to cut the flowers off but I think I'd leave the foliage alone. As long as it is green it is manufacturing and transporting energy back into the roots of the plants. The stronger the root system, the more vigorous the plant and the more flowers it will be able to produce. Enjoy!

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