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Cutting Lillies Back?

Posted by mommanature z5 (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 30, 13 at 21:20

My lillies were spectacular this year. Now that they are all bloomed out... how do I go about cutting them back? Can I just cut off the spent flower stems or will this hurt the plant? I know someone out there can help.

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RE: Cutting Lillies Back?

I usually cut just below the lowest bloom pedicel or you can cut off each pedicel individually if you have lots of free time.

RE: Cutting Lillies Back?

I think the rule is to leave at least 2/3 of the stem for the bulb to regenerate itself so you get blooms next year.

RE: Cutting Lillies Back?

Agreed, I normally cut the stems so that around 2/3 of it remain after the bloom has faded.

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