Vicki Crile
Vicki Crile
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  • Vidor, TX
Asked on Mar 22, 2018

My day lilies won't mature and multiply - ideas?

Debbie / Dragonfly TreasureCharlotte EricksonJanet Pizaro
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  • Alradborn
    on Mar 22, 2018

    You didn't mention if they have bloomed at all or how long you have had them. Day lillies tend to take a year off and bloom every other year. First year they are trying to settle in. If you can you can dig around one just to see if there is healthy root growth and to check if any garden pest have been eating them. There are plenty of plant foods out there to satisfy daylillies.

    • Alradborn
      on Mar 23, 2018

      Well unfortunately they may be a smaller hybrid type. Possibly mislabeled from QVC. Daylillies are a hardy plant, they usually don't need that much feeding. If fed at wrong times you are feeding the "leafing up" instead of the "budding up" so just a suggestion, stop feeding for a while, as long as they are watered (not saturated) have good sunlight. Relax and see what they do for you.😀

  • Melissa V
    on Mar 22, 2018

    How long have you had them?
    They tend to takeover in no time. If this is your second season just wait.
    Are they planted in a mostly sunny area?
    Ok, so there’s two questions for you.
    • Vicki Crile
      on Mar 22, 2018

      Bought them off QVC 3 years ago going in the 4th blooming season. All Sun until 2 pm feed them once a month. They get no bigger than a 1st year season. They are fragrant and I do get lots of blooms just wish they would grow larger and fill the area.
  • Patty S
    on Mar 22, 2018

    Gardeners always say "The first year they sleep, second year they creep, third year, they leap. Don't worry, they are very hardy.
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Mar 22, 2018

    how long have they been planted?
    • Vicki Crile
      on Mar 22, 2018

      4 years ago, bought them off QVC and talked to them and they said give them one more year. They bloom but don't get any larger.
  • Ymv27016513
    on Mar 22, 2018

    Are they too crowded. Are the bulbs planted correctly? The crown should only be about one inch below the soil and not too close to each other as they do spread like wildfire.
    • Vicki Crile
      on Mar 22, 2018

      No planted them a few inches farther apart. Had a large area and went right by the directions on planting. Out of 25 bulbs I have 5 still alive. The one in pot doing better than the others in the ground and I mixed in the same potting soil.
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Mar 22, 2018

    Day lilies need 6-8 hours of sun a day....
  • Charlotte Erickson
    on Mar 22, 2018

    Give them time. It take perennials sometimes years to establish themselves.
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