Daylilies forum: Bareroot daylilies, how long can they survive before being planted?

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Name: Theresa Maris
Bowling Green,KY (Zone 6b)
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tgarden711
Oct 4, 2014 9:50 AM CST
How long after you dig them, wash them, dry them can they survive without being planted? I know they will be alright shipping them Priority Mail but how long is it safe to keep them out of the ground before they suffer some damage or die?
Name: Betty
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daylilydreams
Oct 4, 2014 10:01 AM CST
Sometimes when I get an order of daylilies that I don't have time to plant they get put in a bucket with some water over the roots but not covering the crown. They will be ok for weeks just be sure to change the water every day or two if your weather is getting close to freezing I would set them in a garage overnite until the daytime temperature has warmed up.
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
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Hemlady
Oct 4, 2014 11:08 AM CST
I agree with Betty.
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Name: Julie
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floota
Oct 4, 2014 11:50 AM CST
I have thrown discarded seedlings on my compost pile up in the fall, and have had them survive the winter out in the open when it got down to 5. One even had the audacity to BLOOM the next year!!! But, seriously, I've even "heeled" them in for up to six weeks when I was uber busy and they all survived.
Most daylilies can take a licking and keep on ticking.

Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Oct 4, 2014 4:58 PM CST
Isn't that how Discarded Beauty got its name Julie? Think I read something about that.
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Name: Glen Ingram
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Gleni
Oct 4, 2014 6:57 PM CST
What was the story there, Cindy?
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Oct 5, 2014 5:06 AM CST
I would love to the the story also. I typed in the database and her is what I found.

Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Discarded Beauty')
Name: Lisa Klette
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Lilydaydreamer
Oct 5, 2014 6:55 AM CST
Here is the Trimmer's website about it being discarded
http://trimmerdaylily.com/cultivars/2010/discarded_beauty.ht...

It is a beauty I am glad to have in my garden!

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Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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Gleni
Oct 5, 2014 8:02 AM CST
What an excellent story. Thanks. Smiling
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
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Hemlady
Oct 5, 2014 1:16 PM CST
Thanks Lisa for posting the story!!! I haven't gotten that one yet but more than likely will.
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Name: Theresa Maris
Bowling Green,KY (Zone 6b)
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tgarden711
Oct 5, 2014 4:02 PM CST
Enjoyed the story! Hurray!

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