Storage of lily bulbs

This question was asked by
T. Barrowcliffe


I bought a collection of lilies from you earlier in the year, and was very pleased with them during the summer, particularly the ones in pots on the patio. I am writing to ask your advice about the best way to store the ones in pots during the winter. Should I just leave them outside as they are, take the pots inside, or take the lilies out of the pots and store them dry inside?

I look forward to your advice.
Kind regards,
Trevor Barrowcliffe

Cut the flower heads off and leave the foliage to die back naturally. Once everything has turned brown/yellow, it can be removed. Leave the lilies outside for winter as they like a cold dormant phase, they just can’t stand getting waterlogged so ensure there is plenty of drainage or shelter the pots if possible,

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