Lilies forum: Asiatic lily

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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?
Name: Joshua
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Zone 10b)
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Apr 17, 2017 9:42 PM CST

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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.
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