star-gazer lillies

isabaxJuly 10, 2008

I planted these for the first time this year and had a glorious show. Now that the blossoms are gone should I cut them back? If so, how far. They are starting to look ratty. Thanks for any help.

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davidcf(7 GA)

Only cut them back if the leaves are yellow & dying, which would be a sign of another problem entirely. I planted stargazers last spring & loved them & unfortunately so did the deer.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2008 at 6:47PM
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The first year that I had mine I cut them back and the following year they did not bloom - in fact I don't think that they even came up! Last year they came up and were beautiful. I just waited a while for the stems to start dying back and then just pushed them over and covered them with mulch. Had a wonderful display again this year too.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2008 at 12:35PM
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