Flowering time of Asiatic Lily - Knowledgebase Question

Aurora, IL
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Question by lknoll2
June 29, 1998
I have a group of newly transplanted Asiatic Lillies on the east side of my home, next to the house. They bloomed a beautiful pink but the flowers shriveled rather quickly - two weeks. Each stalk had 4-6 blooms, now they look awful! The foliage is still glossy green. What's up?


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Answer from NGA
June 29, 1998
Blooms that last two weeks is actually doing quite well. Lilies usually put on their show and then you have foliage. With some lilies, but not all, you can coax a second wave of bloom by pinching off the dead bloom and not allowing a seed pod to form. You report that the foliage is still glossy green, so it sounds to me like the lilies are doing fine. I know it's a disappointment when they stop blooming, gardening is a bittersweet hobby indeed.

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