Asked on May 2, 2017

How do I get day lilies to bloom. Also Iris's. No blooms this year.

Carol S.512181Bulldog


8 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 3, 2017

    Most likely there is an over crowding. You will have to divide them,however it should not be done until early fall or early spring when they start to emerge,
  • Adluv41
    on May 3, 2017

    Yes I agree they stop blooming when they need thinning.
  • Sparkles
    on May 3, 2017

    iris need to be planted shallow. Leave part of the rhizome showing above ground.
    make sure the daylilies are getting plenty of sun. they do not like being under trees.
    both types of flowers should be thinned out every 3 - 5 years.
  • Sandie rock
    on May 3, 2017

    I used Triple 10 fertilizer and they bloomed the next year, I was told to wait until the leaves turned brown to cut them off and it has worked every year since. The Triple 10 gives them a bigger hardier bloom also.
  • Cori Widen
    on May 3, 2017

    Have you done any thinning? Like Sparkles said, they should be thinned out every 3-5 years. You also want to look and make sure that they aren't too crowded once they start to bloom. Good luck!
  • Bulldog
    on May 3, 2017

    They need to be thinned out
  • 512181
    on May 3, 2017

    Also, make sure you don't have deer. Our deer eat the daylily buds before they bloom. The deer shouldn't bother the iris . So they may be planted too deeply.
  • Carol S.
    on May 3, 2017

    I live in an enclosed subdivision. It doesn't seem like anything was eating them. I have leaves but no blooms. Do you think they need to be divided and replanted? I might try that. Thanks for your help.
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