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How to Grow Daylilies

Daylilies are an easy to grow plant that is grown for both it's large, colorful flowers and it's attractive foliage. Daylilies are gaining in popularity and are grown just about everywhere in the U.S. as well as around the world. Different varieties can be found in a wide range of colors to choose from. These plants are tolerant of poor soils and growing conditions, making them an ideal plant for areas where other plants just will not thrive.

Daylilies are propagated by their roots. Large roots are separated and planted four to six inches deep in the spring. Add compost into the soil before planting and mix in a general purpose fertilizer. Simply plant the root and watch it grow. Mulch around the plant to keep the weeds down. The appearance of your lilies will be enhanced by a weedless surrounding.

Tip: Try a low ground dover like white Alyssum around the lilies.

Once planted the daylilies will quickly grow and thrive with little attention. They will bloom brightly once a year and the blooms will last for a week or so if the weather is not too hot.

After blooming, the big, bright leaves will shine in your flower garden until fall.

Pull up the roots around the first frost. Store the roots over winter in your basement or other cool, location. Some people will store them on sand. Do not store them where the they will freeze as this will kill the roots.


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