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Daylily Foliage in Mixed Containers

By critterologist
July 19, 2015

I needed a tall accent to finish off a mixed container, but my budget didn't stretch to yet another nursery trip. As I looked around, I found the solution.

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jul 18, 2015 6:14 PM CST
Jill, I love this idea ... I only grow a few Daylilies and they are in containers but I didn't think about mixed container plantings. Thumbs up Thanks for this great tip!
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Name: Jean
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Moonhowl
Jul 18, 2015 7:21 PM CST
That is also a great idea for bloom once and done daylilies. Enjoy the bloom and then showcase the foliage the rest of the year. Thumbs up
Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Jul 18, 2015 8:03 PM CST
Excellent idea!!!
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Name: Elena
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bxncbx
Jul 19, 2015 12:03 PM CST
I will definitely try this with seedlings I know aren't going to bloom next year. Beats having them in nursery pots!
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klc
Jul 19, 2015 12:47 PM CST
I agree with Lin... never would have thought to put daylilies in a mixed container but I bet they would be beautiful!!! I love daylilies but really don't have a place for them.... now I've got tons of ideas!!! Hurray!
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Name: Critter (Jill)
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critterologist
Jul 22, 2015 5:53 AM CST
Thanks for all the comments, thumbs, and acorn tips!

It really was a "lightbulb moment" for me. I often pot up small new plants, divisions, and seedlings (daylilies and others) so they grow to quart or gallon size before I plant them out... I'll be checking out my nursery corner now when planting decorative containers.
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