Easy to Grow: Delightful Daylilies

There aren’t very many plants that I will call fool evidence, however the daylily comes pretty close. Tolerant of dry spell, difficult soils, even partial shade, these beauties’ flowers last only one day. Fortunately is that there are always more buds to follow the ones that fade! A lot of garden enthusiasts gave up on daylilies the last few years since their particular yellow blooms and strappy leaves simply ended up being a little worn-out. ‘Stella de Oro’ was a range that rebloomed, was compact, easy to grow … and planted in about every garden and street side spot for about 20 years. Ok, that can get old. But did you understand that daylilies can be found in every color except blue? That some are aromatic, some have big blossoms, and some grow 4 feet high? That they can be utilized planted en masse for terrific impact, as a ground cover, as a focal point in the garden, or in containers? So here is your quick guide on how to grow daylilies!

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A lot of choose complete sun to get the best blooms, although the darker ranges will like some afternoon shade for the very best color.
Pick an early, mid, and late flowering daylily variety to make certain you constantly have blooms.
Plant with the crown of the plant 1/2 inch under the soil. They choose a soil rich in organic matter, however will tolerate poor soils as well.
Water routinely the first season to get the root system established, then as needed after that.
Fertilize in the spring with a low nitrogen fertilizer.
Deadhead the faded daylily flowers as typically as possible for the most blooms on each plant. Pursue twice a week if you can. Some ranges are “self cleaning” which means you don’t have to deadhead. Here is how to deadhead a daylily, complete with a video from ‘Sally’s Chest’.

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The last thing you need to learn about how to grow daylilies is that they require to be divided every 2-5 years to keep them healthy and growing intensely. This seems like a task, but is quite simple to do, and supplies you with great deals of new, complimentary plants! Get on over to ‘BHG’ and view quick video on how to divide daylilies. Did we mention they are difficult? It would be quite hard for you to do it wrong! Below are ‘Stella de Oro’ daylilies.

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That’s all there is to growing remarkable daylilies in your garden. They are rarely troubled by bugs and illness, however if you see mis-shapen, malformed blooms, think about dealing with for thrips. A simple insecticide soap is a great option.


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Among the biggest problems you may face when learning to grow dailies is which ones to grow! A few of our leading options?

‘ Delighted Returns’ is probably the very best yellow flowered replacement for ‘Stella de Oro’, as it starts blooming in June and goes right through to October! If you desire a hard, reliable daylily, this is your option!

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An old favorite, ‘Catherine Woodbury’ is a daylily that has a stunning pink color with a yellow throat, and it’s aromatic! About 30 inches tall, among my fav’s. Midsummer bloomer.

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‘ Joan Senior’ will rebloom from July onward, and is the most white range. Easy to grow, and very dry spell resistant, they grow about 2 feet tall.

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‘ Wineberry Candy’ is a pink/ purple daylily selection that reblooms mid to late, and is a best 2 feet high.


‘ Siloam Double Classic’ has best peachy flowers, a super sweet fragrance and blooms early to late! For me, this is a tie with ‘Catherine Woodbury’.

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A daylily that looks like red velvet is ‘Red Volunteer’. Midseason, likes afternoon shade where its hot.

‘ Strawberry Candy’ is a popular variety of deep pink blooms with strong, green foliage.

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Lastly, ‘Indian Provider’ is a daylily with a deep purple blossom with a crisp white edge. Mid season blooming, grows to 2 1/2 feet tall. As with the majority of darker varieties, prefers some afternoon shade for best color.

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So grow daylilies! Now that you understand how simple they are, what’s your reason?:-RRB- And then jump right on over to our posts on How to Grow Peonies and How to Grow Hydrangeas! And keep in mind, pin your favorites for later. That method, you can show the nursery what you are searching for!

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