asiatic lillies - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by jessica28
June 7, 2009
I want to know how to dead head my lillies so they will continue to bloom during the summer. they always bloom beautifully at beginning of summer then stop. What am I doing wrong?

Answer from NGA
June 7, 2009
Deadhead flowers as they fade, by breaking them off carefully. That way, none of the plant's energy is ?wasted? on seed production. Do not remove stems or foliage, though. They'll continue to put energy into the bulb as long as they remain green. Remove old foliage in late fall or early spring by cutting down the dead stalks. As long as you keep the faded flowers trimmed off, your lily should keep blooming for a long time. Enjoy!

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