Growing & Care

When your daylilies arrive they will be bare-root with the leaves trimmed.  If possible soak over night in water with an added fifty percent toughness service of Season or much like revitalize the root system. If planting promptly, water the plant in with the remedy to help with any type of transplant shock. After you have actually grown your recently shown up plants, the external cut leaves will go yellow and also pass away back, this is rather regular. At the same time new grow will arise. Just remove the outer brownish fallen leaves when they can be easily eliminated, do not tug at the old leaves as this may disrupt the root system.

General

When purchasing daylilies ascertain if your plant is low growing, tall growing, vigorous, miniature plant, evergreen, semi-evergreen, winter dormant.  If winter dormant it may be wise to use a small stake to mark the plant so you know that it is a dormant grower. Do not confuse crown rot and dormant growth. Emerging dormant daylily growth is quite pretty with a different hue to evergreen and semi-evergreen daylilies.  Daylilies purchased between Dec and March will benefit being planted in pots and placed in some shade until autumn when they can be moved into direct sunlight.

SOIL PREPARATION

SOIL PREPARATION

A well drained friable soil is excellent. Prepare the soil ahead of time by including compost, organic matter, fertilizer of blood and also bone and also completely explore the soil. Generally, watering your brand-new plants two times a week, without making the soil boggy, ought to suffice while they re-establish.

 POTTED DAYLILIES

POTTED DAYLILIES

Daylilies are also suited to pot culture.  Suggested minimum size pot is 8” diameter. If using a potted mix ensure it is a good brand with added fertilizer and water crystals.  It is beneficial to add a 9 month slow release fertilizer on top of the potting mix.  Fertilize potted daylilies more regularly to keep them growing strongly.  

WATERING

WATERING

Daylilies are sensibly drought hardy as well as endure on a small percentage of water and also all-natural rains. For optimal flowering efficiency, normal deep watering twice a week is valuable when blooming scapes begin showing up as well as during the blossom period and warm summer months.

  • FERTILIZING

    FERTILIZING

    Neutrog, Blood and Bone or any good organic fertilizer containing potash is ideal. Nitrogen based compost strengthen the growth of leaf at the value of flowers.
  • MULCHING

    MULCHING

    A best quality mulching will help in preserve water and minimize weeds, straw, bark chips, compost that has not had any pesticides or weed killer can also be used. Do not place mulch up against the crown of the plant as this can inhibit flowering.
  •  DISEASES

    DISEASES

    CROWN ROT: Should you ever get crown rot it is essential that you remove all the soil where the roots and crown have rotted and discard into another part of the garden where you do not grow daylilies. Do not plant another daylily in the old soil.