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The Frost Has Killed The Lily I’ve Had In A…

Andrew Asked

The frost has killed the lily I’ve had in a pot for six months in the garden. The leaves are black and are lying over the pot. Can you help?

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Hello, Andrew: I’m afraid that I am not certain what plant you are asking about so I can not give you specific advice but here are some general thoughts. Every plant has its own specific growing requirements including the temperatures they can withstand. If your lily or ivy plant is not hardy to your gardening zone it will not survive the cold winter months. The foliage that has already turned black will not turn green next spring so it will need to be cut back. The roots are the main concern at this point. If your plant is an annual or a tropical the roots will have already been damaged but if it is a perennial the roots will be fine and the plant will put on new growth next spring. If you have more information or another name, possibly a scientific one, I can be of more help.

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