cutting bloom stems of Naked Ladies?

beth_b_kodiak(zone 5a)August 24, 2013

The flowers have faded and the stalks look awful. How soon can I cut them and how short?
Thanks, also, I'm willing to trade off some of the bulbs whenever it is OK to dig them. They are in a bad spot right now.
bethb

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calistoga_al ca 15 usda 9

No harm is done by removing spent bloom stems. You can move them now if you want, but they may not bloom again for several years, they don;t like being moved. I am assuming you are talking about Amaryllis belladonna. They will bloom best in full sun. Al

    Bookmark   August 25, 2013 at 8:24AM
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beth_b_kodiak(zone 5a)

Thanks Al, advice appreciated. These are located in an area that we need for driveway and parking so they need to move. I just wanted to give them the best chance of survival. I believe these are Lycoris. The pinkish lavendar, is that L squameriana (?sp) My zone is misleading as these are in MO and the zone is 5a.
Thanks again.

    Bookmark   August 25, 2013 at 1:57PM
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johnsonm08(5a)

What are you interested in trading for?

    Bookmark   August 30, 2013 at 9:30PM
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beth_b_kodiak(zone 5a)

Johnson, Tried to reply but email came back.
I'm interested in any blooming perennial or shrub for zone5

    Bookmark   September 2, 2013 at 8:07AM
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