Asiatic Lilies

Asked August 22, 2017, 12:43 PM EDT

Do I cut the seed pods off - lilies and since I want to move and replant in another area of yard when do I move - now? Do I cut all the foliage off the plant and just move the bulb or leave some on. Will bulbs be bothered by animals.

Ramsey County Minnesota lilies horticulture

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If you don't need the seeds, go ahead and remove the seed pods.

You can move the bulbs now. I would leave some of the (green) foliage.

Hard to say if the bulbs will be bothered by wildlife. I have never had this problem but it will depend on the critters that you have around your garden.

Hope this helps.

Yes, answer was helpful and I plan to be moving lilies this weekend.

Only thing I still wondered is can I open the seed pod or plant the whole pod and get more plants.

If you are planning on starting lilies from seed, out of the two stated options I would suggest to go with the individual seeds inside the pods, rather than "planting" the whole pods.