Lily Plants
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Lily Beetle

Anonymous added on February 22, 2011 | Answered

Can I plant new lilies in soil that has had previous issues with lily beetles? If so, what treatment is recommended if they reappear?

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Heather
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Answered on March 3, 2011

I would treat the soil with neem oil, as this will kill any larva that may still be in the soil. This article will help you if any of them reappear after you plant:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/lily/lily-leaf-beetle.htm

Here is info on neem oil too:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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