Re: Deadheading asiatic lilies

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Posted by Newt on July 17, 2003 at 20:53:23:

In Reply to: Re: Deadheading asiatic lilies posted by Roxanne on July 17, 2003 at 13:37:48:

: Hello, Newt! My lilies have a, well, it looks like a seed pod where the flower falls off - similar to the pod thing that iris' get. Should I take that off too? Should I take it all the way to the main stalk or just after this pod looking thing????

Hi Roxanne,
Hope you enjoyed the blooms. That is a seed pod that you see. It does weaken the plant if it makes seeds and ripens them, so you could take it off. I cut the stalk just below the top level of the leaves so it doesn't look unsightly.

If you let the seeds ripen, you can start new plants, but it could take 3 to 5 years before the new plant would be mature enough to bloom.

Regards,
Newt

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