Lillies. Oriental And Tiger - Knowledgebase Question

Winsted, CT
Question by RosaOBie
July 20, 2000

I have several Lillies in my garden and I am not sure if I should cut the stems back when they finish flowering, like you do with daffidils and tulips.

Answer from NGA
July 20, 2000


Usually the stems are left in place so that the foliage may continue to grow and replenish the bulb. To deadhead, remove the small individual flower stems where the seedpods will form, or nip off about the top third of the stalk.

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