Abundant Daylilies

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How to Plant Divide and Grow Daylilies

 

 
Daylilies like large amounts of organic matter in the soil. Our beds are top dressed with 80% aged pine bark and 20% multipeat. Add about 3% sand and you have a good potting soil to grow Daylilies in pots or containers. We use a time release fertilizer with a 3-1-2 ratio and we top dress with Milorganite or another organic fertilizer in early spring before it gets to hot. We have seen Milorganite at Lowe’s and Walmart.

Setting out new plants Daylilies prefer regular watering. An inch a week applied in two waterings is perfect. Planting Daylilies should be planted about two to two and half feet apart except for miniatures which can be planted as close as twelve to eighteen inches. Newly purchased Daylily plants should be planted as soon as possible. Do not soak plants in water all night as it can cause a unhealthy brew of bacteria. We recommend to soak them in a solution of 3 table spoons bleach to 1 gallon of water for 10 minutes then rinse well and plant. After the soil is prepared, the soil should be mounded in the center in a cone shape then spread the roots over the cone of soil. Be sure the crown is touching the soil you do not want air pockets under the crown. In Northern areas cover with soil about 1 inch over the top of the crown (where the leaves and roots meet) and for Southern areas cover just to the top of the crown. Common plastic labels with the cultivar name written with an indelible marker will last for years underground as long as the label is not exposed to the sun. For best results use black paint pens they last for 2 or more years in the sun you can find them at Walmart or a craft store. Scrap venetian blinds make great plant markers.

Contact info: Phone (850) 547-0915 Email:
abundant@embarqmail.com  Mark Sattelmeier, 1400 HIGHWAY 177, BONIFAY FL 32425

1. Loosen soil approximately

one foot below ground level.

2. Fashion a cone shape

Slightly below ground level.

3.Northern areas Spread the roots over thecone, then cover with

about 1″ of soil. Southern areas bury to just cover the top of crown.

4. Root bound daylilies should be gently

dug out of the ground and separated into

individual clumps.

5. Separate carefully by hand or use a sharp knife.


 

 

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