Question: Should I deadhead my lilies?

Deadheading lilies will encourage more flowers to form and prolong their display. It will also divert energy away from seed production, which can reduce flowering performance in subsequent years. If youre growing martagon lilies, dont deadhead these as these will gradually self-seed.

How do you deadhead lilies?

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What to do with lilies after they bloom?

Lily flowers should be removed as soon as they fade. Blooms left in place will produce seed, which diverts energy from flower production and plant growth. The flowers can be cut or pinched off. Alternatively, cut the stalks when the blooms first open and use them in floral arrangements.

Should I remove dead lily flowers?

Lilies dont flower more than once per season, so removing the spent flowers hardily promotes flowering. However, the faded and withered flowers should be removed to make the plant doesnt waste its energy making seeds. If the lily flowers are pollinated, they shrivel, fade, and make way for seed pods.

Will lilies bloom more than once?

Lilies do not bloom more than once per season, but you can remove the faded flowers so that the plants dont waste energy making seeds. After the lily blooms, you can also remove just the stem itself. However, do NOT remove leaves until they have died down and turned brown in fall.

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