Read more about growing daylilies

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Read more about growing daylilies

Daylilies are among the easiest and most care-free perennials to grow! Daylilies are drought tolerant and do not demand a lot of attention.  However, you will get larger booms if you water during drier conditions.

Daylilies can be planted from April until October. They love sun, full sun if possible. They will need at least 4 to 5 hours of direct sun a day. Darker colored varieties will benefit from partial shade.

When your bare-root daylilies arrive, soak them in water for an hour before you plant them. The crown of the Daylily (where the roots meet the fans) should not be planted deeper than one inch below the soil surface. Dig a hole with a bridge of dirt across the middle. This will keep the crown from being planted too deep. Spread the roots on either side of the bridge. Plant your daylilies 18-24 inches apart. Mulching and watering is the most important thing you can do after you plant your bare-root daylily. Use an organic mulch that will break down in the soil and that will feed your plants. For example: Soybean mulch, wood chips, or pine needle mulch. Water once a week depending on the weather and the rain.

Dead heading can be done each morning to enhance the beauty of the plants and keep the garden neat. It also encourages repeat blooming. This is a great time to check out the new blooms!