Will my lillies come back each year?

This question was asked by
T. Hargreaves

Hi I bought some bulbs from you which I planted and are about to flower now. Will they flower again next year and if so how should I care for them to ensure this? Should I lift them ?

Yes – your lilies are perennial and will come back again next year (as long as you haven’t cut them for fresh flowers in the home as this will take them a few more years to become established again). When the Lily has finished flowering, cut any seed heads back and allow the foliage to die back naturally. Do not be tempted to cut the stem back until stems becomes hollow and brown. Lilies can tolerate very cold conditions but they do not like to get wet. So they can left where they are just ensure they don’t get waterlogged. If your lilies are planted in pots, it may be an idea to tilt the pots on their side in the winter to prevent waterlog. You can feed your lilies with a Tomato Feed to stimulate and strengthen your lilies when you start to see signs of growth. Make up your tomato feed with half the recommended dilution (written on the instructions on the bottle) and feed once every 3 weeks.
Hope this helps.

The Hart Family