By Taylor Jamison, K-State Research and Extension news service


MANHATTAN, Kan. — Wondering what to do with Easter lilies after the holiday? K-State Research and Extension horticulture expert Ward Upham suggests planting them outside.


“Though lilies are not reliably hardy in Kansas, many gardeners have success if they follow a few simple rules,” Upham said.


Upham’s tips for success include:









Upham and his colleagues in K-State’s Department of Horticulture and Natural Resources produce a weekly Horticulture Newsletter with tips for maintaining home landscapes. The newsletter is available to view online or can be delivered by email each week.


Interested persons can also send their garden- and yard-related questions to Upham at, or contact your local K-State Research and Extension office.