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Q.Potted Asiatic lilies have green pods where blooms were. What do I do now?

Zone 10977 | Anonymous added on September 12, 2020 | Answered

Do I cut the stems down with the pods? Should I cut the pods off? Will the lilies grow back next year if I leave them in the container it came with? I would appreciate if you can answer my question.

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Answered on September 14, 2020

Those are seed pods and should be removed. The seeds would not produce the same parent variety. Some people do plant the seeds, but it could be years before you see a bloom.

Allow the greenery to die back, as it nourishes the bulb. Then you can plant the lilies in the ground; they are hardy to zone 4. So they should survive if you leave them in the pot outdoors. I would put them in a sheltered location, though, on the south side and mulch well.



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