|DOES THIS FLOWER BLOOM ALL SUMMER? I PURCHASED THIS IN FULL BLOOM AND THE FLOWERS ARE NOW ALL GONE. WILL I GET NEW GROWTH THIS SUMMER?
|Answer from NGA
June 15, 2009
|Lilies develop only one cluster of flowers per year. If you break off the spent flowers as they start to fade the plant will often elongate the blooming spike and continue to produce a few more flowers. If you allow the flowers to die and seedpods to develop, the lily won't develop new flowers because it directs its energy into making seeds instead of new flowers. Next year enjoy the flowers and as the lower older ones start to fade, cut them off. Enjoy your garden!
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