Asiatic Lillies - Knowledgebase Question

Lutz, Fl
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Question by mfenton15
April 28, 2007
I just planted some asiatic lillies in a flower box. They were in full bloom at Easter and did well for 2 weeks. Now I have some stalks with yellowing leaves and some leaves are brown and dead. I don't know whether then plants are dead or going through a normal dormancy process? Can you help?

Answer from NGA
April 28, 2007
The normal bloom time for Asiatic lilies is spring through early summer. Sounds as though your plants have finished blooming and are ready for a rest. Cut off the spent flowering stem and begin withholding water so the leaves will dry up. After a resting period you should see new leaves emerging. When that happens, begin watering regularly again. After your plants have been in the flower box for about a year they will begin responding to the normal light levels and temperatures they're experiencing and should bloom right on schedule.

Best wishes with your garden!

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