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.
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.
FERTILIZINGNeutrog, 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.
MULCHINGA 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.
DISEASESCROWN 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.