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Q.Want To Know If You Can Cut Lillies Back To Keep Them From Falling Over?

Zone 13456 | Anonymous added on August 5, 2022 | Answered

Live in sauquoit ny

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Answered on August 13, 2022

No you wouldn't cut them back before the bloom because you might cut off the developing flowers. Afterwards, the lily needs all its leaves to gather energy to store in the bulb for next year. You can stake them or grow them in tomato-like cages if they don't stand on their own. Once the foliage dies back, you can cut the stem to the ground.

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