Easter Lilies - Knowledgebase Question

San Marcos, Ca
Question by mburdick1
May 8, 2010
What do I do with my easter lily after it has finished blooming?


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Answer from NGA
May 8, 2010

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You can remove the spent flowers and keep your plant indoors as a houseplant or plant it outside. Either way, it will bloom again. Gradually acclimate it to the weather by setting it in a sheltered spot outdoors and moving into a brighter location each day. Keep the soil evenly moist but not sopping wet. Plant the lily in a location with full or half day sun and a rich, well drained soil meaning one that does not stay soggy. Allow the stem and foliage to grow all summer. Remove the stem and apply several inches of mulch over top of the bulb in late fall. Assuming the lily is a hardy variety, it should peep through the soil next spring.

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