How does one keep Daylillies blooming all summer long?

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Gardener for decades shocked to recently hear one can keep garden daylillies blooming continiouly, if so I'd really appreciate someone telling me what I have been doing wrong for so LONG ?

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  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Apr 28, 2018
    If they are older - it is best to transplant them every other year to give them space to grow and bloom.
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    • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Apr 30, 2018
      Yes, you got it!
  • DesertRose DesertRose on Apr 28, 2018
    Ours bloom all summer. I do not know if it helps the blooms, but we feed them MIracle grow once or twice a summer.
  • Joyce Holden Joyce Holden on Apr 28, 2018
    I make sure to NOT get any of the weed and feed fertilizer on the daylillies because it will kill them like the weeds. I use Miracle Grow about every 4-6 weeks and it keeps my daylillies blooming for most of the summer. It does help to have different varieties of lilies since they all bloom at different times.
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 28, 2018
    Probably like me you don't have enough of the plants. Probably different plants in succession.....?
  • Sandy Sandy on Apr 29, 2018
    there are different varieties that bloom at different times of years😎
    • Suzette Trimmer Suzette Trimmer on Apr 30, 2018
      There certainly are a wide variety all looking almost exactly the same. But once attending this class on lillies of all varaties, I learned the happiest of things which is that day lillies can keep blooming all season long provided one does not allow flower stalk to dry and go into seed pods. If you snatch or "deadhead" they told us the average day lilly shall bloom all season long. Keep fingers crossed.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 29, 2018
    day lilies do not bloom all summer
    • Suzette Trimmer Suzette Trimmer on Apr 30, 2018
      Thank you Janet, I thought as much also. Past years I used to break- up several large bunches. However; I recently attended a seminar at Horticutral Center where I learned that one can keep them blooming once the flower fades. They said to not allow any pods to develop, and that once Daylilly plant bloom fads pull or dead head and repeat blooms appear? I also would have sworn there was no way that this could happen. How about I try this on my 5.5 acre plot and keep everyone kind enough to take the time to answer my question, up to date on my progress.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 30, 2018
    That part is true on the deadheading factor, however they still will not bloom all summer. You can however plant other varieties the bloom later in the season
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