My plants (lilies - intense orange with tiny brown specks) are dying
slowly and I don't know why. The leaves start to show yellow edges and
in a few days they die. The bulbs are intact - I took the plant out of
the pot to check if I didn(t water it too much.
True Lilies do not stay evergreen, after flowering the current year
growth returns its nourishment to the bulb and goes brown. Cut the stalk
at the soil line, and plant it now in your garden if you can still dig .
Next spring it may give you just a stalk and leaves, perhaps another round
of flowers. Once established in the ground, it will flower on its normal
If you can't dig and can't plant it in your ground right now, keep it cold
but not freezing and make sure to plant it as early as you may possibly
dig in the spring. Do not water, your effort now is to keep it dormant as
You've done nothing wrong.
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