Asiatic Lilies


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I need some people with know how on these beautiful flowers?!?!
There is a needle that sticks up in each bud. I am wondering if i pick that off after the flower blooms?
 
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I usually get rid of them when they are brown and dry.

From homegudies

After blooming, the foliage begins to yellow and fade. It might be tempting to cut this unkempt foliage back, but resist the urge. Like many bulbs, lilies get their energy for the next growing season from these leaves. If you cut them back prematurely, next year's growth and flowers might be diminished. Plant other flowering and mounding plants around lilies to hide their ungainly foliage. Cut the foliage back in late fall or early spring after it has completely died back.

http://homeguides.sfgate.com/can-cut-lilies-down-after-bloom-69115.html

So after flowering, just leaves everything on, but get rid of the flowers which require energy to form seeds. Get rid of the dead blooms, but leave the leaves to get energy for next year's growth. When the stems dry and become brown, just chop them off.
 
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My wife bought some of these bulbs because she liked the picture on the package. I planted them at the edge of the woods so they would look like wild flowers. After reading the op I went out to check on them and they are looking good! Time will tell if they will be a permanent resident of the forest. Thanks for the maintenance advice @alp.
 

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You'd better be a nice hubby and look out for lily beetles which could leave you lilies looking awful. Red beetles which leave their calling cards all over the plants and the cards contain future generations. When you see them, squeeze them into bits and make sure they do not undertake an amorous rituals. Once they leave their calling cards, the plants will look very, very awful! That's the trouble about lilies. My fritillaria imperalis are now nothing but stems. :cry::cry:
 

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My Stargazers have a problem with aphids. Every. Single. Year. :(

Check them, and spray with soapy water, use spinosad if you can't control them with soapy spray. The ones on mine were purple spotted lily aphids.
 
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