Asked on May 22, 2017

Can I plant lilies that I received for Mother's day?



I received a nice pot of lillies for a present on Mothers day. It is now losing petals and dropping some leaves. Can I plant it in my flower garden and keep it going, or do I have to dry out the bulbs and wait to plant them next fall?
5 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 22, 2017

    Plant them in the garden and let the foliage die off naturally as the bulbs feef off of it for next year.
  • Sharon Boyer
    on May 22, 2017

    Also, once any remaining leaves turn brown, I cut back to just enough to remind me where the lily is when I remulch next.
  • Whitney
    on May 22, 2017

    I've heard of it being done before but I do not know how exactly. Hopefully this article will help you!

  • Linda
    on May 22, 2017

    I have planted a few In my flower bed after they have started to lose leaves and go brown. They haven't done anything but start to green up, but the next spring/summer they bloom again. Since they are forced to bloom at a certain time, for market purposes, this doesn't mean they will bloom at exactly that time the next year but they will come back. Hope this helps now.
  • Ros7225299
    on May 22, 2017

    That's kind of what I thought. I know they have to go through a cold spell to rebloom, but I will plant them alongside my other lillies and will look forward to them next spring. I don't know what type they are, but they smell fabulous.

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