Planting Bare Root Day-lilies


I had to order some day lilies online (make sure that it is a reputable seller).
Received my day lilies order, they looked very healthy and in good shape.
Once they were unpacked I soaked them in a bucket of water overnight to keep them hydrated.
This is an excellent start since it takes at least 3 days for them to arrive.
Do not divide your day lilies.
Dig a hole deep and wide enough to accommodate the roots.
Spread out the thick roots in the hole.
Place the plant so the crown (where the leaves meet the roots) is 1 below the surface of the soil.
Water your plants for several days after planting . Day lilies are tough, but they will recover and grow new foliage more quickly if watered well.

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3 questions
  • Christine Hart
    on Apr 21, 2016

    Those look very healthy! Do you mind if I ask where you ordered them from?

    • Luis
      on Apr 22, 2016

      Not a problem I ordered them from Oakes Daylilies in Tennessee

  • Debbye Hicks
    on Apr 21, 2016

    Your lilies look amazing. Can I ask where you ordered them from?

  • Cnu31651667
    on Nov 8, 2017

    What time of the year should I plant me day Lilies? I live in zone 9, central Texas.
    thank you!

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  • Denise Anne Siler
    on Apr 23, 2016

    Luis, I totally understood that you were speaking of non established day lilies. I have ordered many plants with bare root and have soak some in a bucket of water and some not, along with dividing the plant prior to planting. No problem of them producing flowers and or multiplying. Hope the clarify the misunderstanding.

  • Sandy Hartnett
    on Apr 24, 2016

    Thank u for post! Hugs

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