Asked on Mar 30, 2012

need advice on STAR GAZER LILY -- mine are about 5 inches high and I need to know "if/when" are they to be pinched back?

Douglas HuntPat GPaul M


5 answers
  • Ask Mountain Meadow Day Lily farm in Clayton, GA. Carolyn grows thousands of varieties and is a leading expert.

  • Paul M
    on Mar 31, 2012

    Pinched back? I think if you want them to bloom you should just leave them alone. I have never heard of pruning any type of lily, ever.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Mar 31, 2012

    Actually, Pat, pinching them back would be a very good way to ensure you don't get a a single bloom from your Stargazer. Bulb-type plants, of which lilies are one, do not respond in this manner. You will end up having no blooms whatsoever if stems are pinched or topped.

  • Pat G
    on Mar 31, 2012

    thanks to all who responded... I had been through my books and could not any instructions. I will check with Mountain Meadow for further instructions. Regards to all...

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Apr 1, 2012

    Good luck, Pat. Stargazers definitely add fireworks to the summer garden.

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