Lily Plants
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trimming

Zone 52223 | Reeta added on August 8, 2016 | Answered

Can I trim the leaves down on a lily after it's done blooming?

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Alisma
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Answered on August 9, 2016

You can cut the flower stalks back after the flowers have faded. It is best to keep the leaves in place until they die back naturally in the fall or winter. Cutting them before this will weaken the plant because it needs its leaves to store energy for next year.

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