Should Lilies Be Cut Back After Leaves And Flowers Have Been Eaten

Question From: Westland, Michigan, United States
Q: Scarlett Beetles have eaten all the leaves and flowers off the lily's.. should I cut them back or let them go?

A: Since the leaves are gone, cut them back to any basal growth that is left. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy

Comment: Thank You!!! What is basal growth??

Response: Basal growth is that which grows at the base of the plant. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy