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What to look for in an Easter Lilly

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Triad --  If you're picking out an Easter Lilly for yourself or someone else, you want one that will last as long as possible.  These are tips from the Texas AgriLife Extension Office

The first thing to look for is a plastic or mesh sleeve.  Steer clear of them.  Those are for shipping and should be taken off when they reach the store.  They may look handy and convenient.  It may even seem like a good way to keep potting soil from getting all over your car.  Looking at the bigger picture, they aren't good for the plant to be in for an extended period of time.   

Pay attention to waterlogged plants.  If they appear wilted, that could be a sign of rot. 

Choose one with blooms at different stages.  The one with all blooms open may look the most appealing right now- but you have nothing to look forward to.  It's best to choose one with a few open blooms, a few that are puffy and about to bloom and a few tightly closed ones.  That way, they can bloom in stages and last longer. 

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Texas AgriLife Extension Office

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