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Q.Cutting bloom after it’s died

Zone Sun city arizona | Lagloria added on May 8, 2019 | Answered

My bulb had just bloomed then blooms died. The stem was still green along with the green leaves of course. I cut the top of the stem off! Including the dead bloom and the seed pods attached to both blooms! I just feel terrible! What will happen now? Did I kill it?

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Answered on May 8, 2019

Nope. This is usually what you will do for flowering bulbs. Let the leaves die off naturally, and completely before you cut them. Then you will put the bulb into dormancy.

This article will help you to put them into dormancy, until fall, when most bulbs are planted: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/bgen/preparing-bulbs-for-winter-how-to-store-bulbs-for-winter.htm

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