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Name: David Calson
centrl Massachusetts (Zone 5a)
Jul 6, 2015 6:32 PM CST
|How often should you water blooming day lillies that I just planted.|
Jul 7, 2015 5:00 AM CST
|Welcome to ATP Take a trowel and dig down gently close to the plants and if the soil is not damp at root depth then you need to water. Often the soil surface can look dry but where the roots are still has enough moisture. With newly planted plants it can make a difference whether they were bare-root or planted from containers with a soilless media rootball intact. In the latter case it is best to water the pot well a little while before planting. Basically watering is as needed, if it doesn't rain sufficiently. The frequency can vary depending on temperature, humidity, rainfall, soil type etc.|
Jul 7, 2015 5:20 PM CST
|Daylilies can be very thirsty while they are in bloom, too. So if the weather gets hot, keep an eye on the foliage for signs of distress.
As long as they're opening flowers, it's pretty hard to over-water them providing they have good drainage.
Once the flowers are finished, they like a bit of a dormant period so that is a good time to let them dry a bit between waterings.
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