Friday, February 11, 2011

Day Lilies

Daylilies are rugged, adaptable, vigorous perennials that endure in a garden for many years with little or no care. Daylilies adapt to a wide range of soil and light conditions. 

Daylilies grow best in full sun. They will tolerate light shade, but flower best with a minimum of six hours of direct sun.
Planting Daylilies
It’s hard to go wrong when planting daylilies, but here’s how to get the best results:
You can plant them any time the soil is workable, although spring and fall are less stressful to the plants.
Daylilies planted during the growing season might not bloom until next summer.
Add some compost to the planting hole, and space plants 1-2 feet apart.
Position the crown of the plant no more than an inch below the soil level.
Water well, add some mulch, and watch them grow!

Deadhead your daylilies by cutting off the entire flower stalk (called a “scape”) to encourage more blooms and to prevent seeds from forming.

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