What to do With dead daylily stems?
A master gardener told me last night that when the flowers are done, twist the stem, bend it in two, and put a rubber band around it. She says this stem is where next year's plant gets it's nutrients. I have never done this before and my lilies do just fine. Has anyone else heard of this. We live in Iowa and here, late in July, my daylilies are about done. There will still be flowers for several weeks, but some have beige dead stems and all the lower leaves are dying. Anyone else seeing this? (I stole this picture from another post but I swear its a picture of MY lilies!)