Lilies - Knowledgebase Question

Warren, PA
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Question by jknichols
April 3, 2000
Which lilys can you leave in all year and which do you have to dig up at the end of the season?

Answer from NGA
April 3, 2000
The true bulb lilies (Lilium) such as the Asiatic Hybrids and the Orientals and the so-called tiger lilies can be left in the ground year round. Daylilies (Hemerocallis) can also be left in the ground year round. Lily-of-the-valley (Convalleria majalis) is also a hardy perennial that can stay in the ground. Off the top of my head, I can't think of a lily that needs to be dug each year except the plant commonly called calla lily (Zantedeschia) which must be brought in for the winter.

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