The Q&A Archives: Planting Asiatic Daylilies in Boston

Question: I recently purchased hybrid Asiatic daylilies. The directions for planting was "as early in the spring as possible." Does this pertain to me, too? I can plant now, as I live about 15 miles south of Boston, but we still have deep freezes for six more weeks. If, I can't plant now when should I get these bulbs in the ground for blooms this summer? Will frost hurt them? Thanks so much! I've never grown these beauties before. Jim Boston, MA

Answer: I'd wait until later in April before going out and planting your lily bulbs. The weather is still wacky and if you get lots of rain in early April the bulbs may rot in the ground. Mid to end of April, once the ground has dried out a bit should be fine.

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