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Asked by Anonymous on May 2, 2011
Easter Lily and Tulips

I received an Easter lily and a tulip plant, both planted in 8-inch pots on Easter day from our church. The blooms have died off now and the stems and leaves are starting to yellow. When can I plant them in the ground? Should I wait until fall or next spring, and if so, how should I store them? Also, are they sun or shade lovers?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

If you live in a warm climate, you will need to pre-chill the tulips to get them to bloom for next year once the leaves go yellow on their own. This article has information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/bgen/how-to-plant-bulbs-in-the-south.htm

Otherwise you can simply go ahead and plant them both out in the garden. These articles should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/bgen/how-to-plant-a-flower-bulb-in-your-garden-after-winter-forcing.htm

This article will help you with storing bulbs: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/bgen/preparing-bulbs-for-winter-how-to-store-bulbs-for-winter.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on May 12, 2011
Easter Lilies

Can I plant Easter lilies after using them for the season? This is in late April or early May.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Asked by Anonymous on April 2, 2014
Can I Plant My Easter Lily Outdoors?

When my Easter lily is finished blooming, can I plant it outdoors?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Yes, but only after the threat of frost has passed. When you are ready for planting outdoors, trim off dead foliage and plant the bulbs about six inches deep in well-draining soil. Lilies need plenty of sunlight, so place in a sunny location. Your plant will need to be watered frequently during dry periods from spring through fall. Mulch will help conserve moisture. New growth should begin to emerge next spring (around this time). When growth is about 3 inches above ground level, fertilize with a 5-10-10 fertilizer (higher phosphorus than nitrogen). This article should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/lily/planting-easter-lily-outside.htm

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Asked by f_tatum on March 26, 2015
Transplanting Easter Lilies

Want to move from flower bed that receives morning sun to a bed which gets more sunlight. These are pups from original plant.

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shelley
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Dig up the lily carefully until the bulbs are exposed and gently extract it from the ground. Examine the root and bulb structure - look for natural divisions - this should be very evident because each new bulb will have its own set of roots/foliage. Divide the bulbs at these points with pruning shears. I would only take about one-third of the established plant for the new planting.

Then, follow the planting guidelines in this article:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/lily/planting-easter-lily-outside.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on July 10, 2015
Easter Lilies

I have very healthy lilies, which are in bloom right now. Is there any way in which I could force a second blooming before the summer is out? Thank you.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

You can try deadheading. It is sometimes successful with lilies. As soon as the flower fades on the plant, remove it from the plant. The plant's main goal is to produce seeds, so if you remove the faded flower (which would have resulted in a seed pod), this can sometimes force the plant to bloom again in an attempt to produce seeds. Even if it does not bloom again this year, removing the faded flowers will cause the plant to produce bigger blooms next year. So it is a win-win situation.

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Asked by Anonymous on March 24, 2016
Seeds From Deadheaded Petals

Can you take the seeds that are inside a deadheaded petal, such as Easter lily, and grow others?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Yes, your seeds will need to be dried. You can place them on a paper towel to dry throughly before storing them in an airtight container.

Here is a link about general seed collecting.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/fgen/harvesting-garden-seeds.htm

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Asked by Celibug on October 12, 2017
Easter Lillies.

In your info about Easter Lillies being divided you mention bulblets. Not sure if that’s what I see at the bottom of my Lilly. Are the bubblets a light green wart looking thing kind of all around at the bottom of the main stem? Are these what I dig up and replant or do I wait ’til they are larger. The plant has been in the ground outside for almost a year. I cut the stems back to 6″ and they are brown and falling off the plant. Let me know about digging the bulblets now or waiting and how to plant them when it’s time or not doing anything. Thanks so much.
Cil D.

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BushDoctor
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Yes, these are the new starting bulbs. I would wait until they start to die off. Then you can dig them up. Here is an article for more information on their care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/lily/planting-easter-lily-outside.htm

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