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brumak47ymailcom
Aug 25, 2014 8:31 PM CST
How/when do I prepare my daylilies for the winter. I'm new to daylilies.
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Gleni
Aug 26, 2014 6:34 AM CST
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Seedfork
Aug 26, 2014 6:47 AM CST
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What you need to do to prepare your daylilies for winter depends on a few different things. The main thing would be your location and how cold your winters get. Are you plants in pots, or in the garden, knowing things like that would let members post more relevant answers to your question.
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brumak47ymailcom
Aug 26, 2014 9:07 PM CST
Seedfork said:brumak47ymailcom
:welcome:
What you need to do to prepare your daylilies for winter depends on a few different things. The main thing would be your location and how cold your winters get. Are you plants in pots, or in the garden, knowing things like that would let members post more relevant answers to your question.


Thank you. They will be planted in September. The weather is totally hot presently - 90's. The winters in central Illinois are usually freezing. If planted within two weeks, I am hoping that they will have time to settle in the new location before the onset of winter. What can I do to help them ready for the cold winter?
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Seedfork
Aug 27, 2014 6:28 AM CST
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Ok, knowing you are located in central Illinois should really help and knowing that the plants will not be planted until September should also be a factor in determining how much protection your plants need.
Being down here in S.E. Alabama I am not much help with your question, but I am sure there are members here from that area that will respond. The September planting date sounds perfect, wish you the best with the new plants.
I think @Hazelcrestmikeb is from Illinois,.maybe he will see your question here.
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Hemlady
Aug 27, 2014 6:58 AM CST
I have a daylily coming that I will be planting in September and I plan on mulching it well.
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Claudia
Aug 27, 2014 7:24 AM CST
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I am in west central Indiana. I have planted as late as early October but would recommend not planting any later then mid September. You want to give the plant time to recover and start putting out new roots. I would also recommend that you mulch well. I just use leaves and start putting them on as they fall from my trees so that by the end of November they are mulched well for winter.
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Aug 28, 2014 10:19 PM CST
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blue23rose
Aug 29, 2014 3:38 AM CST
Welcome! brumak! Definitely plant no later than mid September and mulch well.
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philljm
Aug 31, 2014 8:05 AM CST
I am in southern Wisconsin and that is exactly what I do too. I have transplanted into early October and had them survive, but try not to do anything past mid September. I too use leaves from my trees to mulch, and start removing them in the spring as able. I put a lot of leaves down as they will 'collapse' down. Besides, I have a lot of trees......
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Sep 2, 2014 6:50 AM CST
Welcome! Brumak47. I agree with all the suggestion given. Just make sure you amend the soil with compost, manure etc, to give them a good footing and then go "GAGA" with the mulch to top it off. Most of us use pine bark mulch. Quite frankly, most mulch will do along with leaf mulch as Claudia recommended. I have planted as late as late November and that was a evergreen ( Voila Francois). I do not recommend that. No later than mid October is my rule of thumb. I believe your zone is a little warmer than mine.Just keep them watered until the freeze come.
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