Tips on Growing Daylilies
One of the backbone plants of our garden is the daylily. They are hardy and easy to grow. The number of varieties is constantly expanding and they come in nearly every color. Daylilies can be used as specimen plants in the garden or massed to stabilize a slope or to act as a carefree ground cover. Dwarf forms are good container subjects. Although each flower only lasts a day, the blooms open over a long period. By planting several varieties it is possible to have blooms nearly all summer long.
When planting your bareroot Daylily, dig a hole deep and wide enough to accommodate the roots. Spread out the thick roots in the hole and place the plant so the crown -- where the leaves meet the roots -- is 1in below the surface of the soil
Daylilies will grow in full sun in the North and will tolerate the same in the South with sufficient moisture
These perennials prefer a well-drained loam with a pH approaching neutral.
Daylilies rank high on the list of plants resistant to insects and diseases.
Ferns, Hosta, and Solomon's Seal are lovely with Daylilies growing in shadier spots.
On all types of Daylilies, spent flowers should be snapped off daily and the entire flower scape should be cut off after all buds have passed.
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Published July 26th, 2013 7:04 AM
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Bobbie on Nov 07, 2015I live in SC and we have what my husband and I call Road Lilies. They are just growing and thriving in the ditches along the roads. We have talked about gathering some of those, but never have. The road crews just mow them down and it doesn't seem to bother them. They come right back. This is the kind I need !!! :~)