What do I do once my lilies have finished flowering?

This question was asked by
J. Wheeler

I have tried some of your lilies and they have been successful and beautiful thank you. Could you tell me if I now leave the stems alone without cutting down? I have only taken off the dead flowers.

Good morning Joan,

Thank you! Lilies are stunning aren’t they?

Now you’ve cut the flower head off your lilies, allow the foliage to die back naturally. Do not be tempted to cut the stem back until stems becomes hollow and brown. This will then feed the bulb for next year’s flowering. Leave the bulbs in the ground or in your pots as they like a cold dormant phase throughout the winter. Ensure they have plenty of drainage so they don’t get waterlogged as this will cause the bulb to rot. You can tilt pots on their side or under shelter to prevent this.

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