Hi, I planted asiatic lilies around april end. they were blooming gorgeously...

Asked July 23, 2014, 10:01 AM EDT

Hi, I planted asiatic lilies around april end. they were blooming gorgeously May?june. when deers chew them. i thought they will revive on their own bt they r neither dying nor growing. I do spray miracle gro plant food once or twice a month as per the directions. what else can be done? let me know. thank you!

Howard County Maryland flowers deer damage asiatic lily

1 Response

Lilies are a favorite food of deer. In the future you will have to protect them with deer fencing, netting, or repellents. If you spray a deer repellent, this will have to be reapplied as it wears away in the elements.
All you can do is keep the plants well watered. Leave the remaining stem and its leaves to turn brown after it has collected nutrients for the bulb next year. Apply an application of compost around the base of the plants.
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