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Lilies: cutting back foliage

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Kansas City, MO

June 15, 2011
2:16 PM

Post #8632537

can foliage be cut back at all after flowering?
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

June 15, 2011
3:13 PM

Post #8632677

It should be left so that the bulb can build nutrients for the following year. Generally, you don't want to remove more than 1/3 of the stem when cutting. I frequently cut the tops off, just below where the first bloom was.

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