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Name: Smiley Rodriguez
San Antonio (Zone 9a)
Apr 17, 2017 8:59 PM CST
|I bought and planted asiatic lilies in my front yard. They had beautiful flowers but a week after being planted the flowers dropped off. Is this normal? They were watered twice a week. What do i need to do?|
Apr 17, 2017 9:42 PM CST
|Hi and welcome to the site.
An individual bloom on a Lilium usually only lasts 4-8 days, depending on the cultivar and the environment. You can reduce watering them once they've finished blooming. Leave the stems until they turn brown; this helps build up the bulb for the next season.
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Sydney, Australia (Zone 10b)
Apr 18, 2017 1:07 AM CST
|Yes it's normal. As mentioned above individual flowers last between 4 and 8 days but a stem can have many blooms and they don't all start or end at once.
Next year the plants willflower again and possibly be bigger with more flowers.
Anyone with oryzalin (aka Surflan, Embargo), am looking for a small amount rather than 5litres from manufacturer (min size in Australia....)
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