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javaMom
Apr 21, 2016 5:06 PM CST
Hello,

I received my Daylilies order yesterday, it has been raining here since Friday until this morning, my soil/beds are very wet and am afraid to plant these DL, our forecast also shows it will be more rains next week.... Sad
I have few pots and 1 large one (half a barrel), my question is can I plant the daylilies in the beds while the soil (mainly silt with a little top soil and I have some garden mix, compost, coarse sands I'm planning to add) still very wet, or should I plant them in pots first, and can I plant few DLs together in the big pot if I dont have enough pots.

Thank you,

Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Apr 21, 2016 8:12 PM CST
If I were doing it, I'd plant them. Generally I'll soak new arrivals overnight in water and then plant them. Daylilies are water hogs, frankly. They don't mind being wet as far as I can tell. Personally, I think they'll be really happy if they are planted and then get rained on Big Grin .
Donald
Fort Worth, TX (Zone 8a)
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javaMom
Apr 22, 2016 5:43 AM CST
Thank you Donald, how is your weather over there ?
I'm just concern because it rains a lots, and it's really wet...also I found a couple of the daylily root I planted (a package daylily from Lowe)that were start growing but then snails ate it, were mostly rotten.... I have raised beds but lots of rain I think caused the bed to be really wet and not draining well...
Also will little pieces of daylily roots that do not have crown can still grow ?
Name: Sue
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sooby
Apr 22, 2016 7:54 AM CST
No, javaMom, daylilies do not grow from pieces of root that do not have any crown. They do grow from rhizomes which look a bit like roots, though. So if you have a broken off piece of rhizome, then that can grow.
Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Apr 22, 2016 8:46 AM CST
javaMom,
Roots and rhizomes:
Sorry for some reason the URL did not post then I posted this one. Let me try again.
http://www.daylilies.org/ahs_dictionary/rhizome.html
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Fort Worth, TX (Zone 8a)
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javaMom
Apr 26, 2016 9:12 AM CST
Thanks everyone !!! Appreciate your help very much !
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Frillylily
Apr 27, 2016 6:24 AM CST
a daylily must have a crown or it will not grow. If all it is is apiece of the root, it will not grow, the crown must be present. If the crown is damaged badly it will most often rot. Sometimes a crown can rot due to fungus/bacteria and the fan will die. Every fan has its own crown. The crown is the part right where the leaves, green, start to come up off of the roots. I never plant my crown below the soil line.
Fort Worth, TX (Zone 8a)
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javaMom
Apr 27, 2016 8:02 AM CST
I think the snail ate all the part of this daylily but the roots, I remember as soon as it sprouted they allover it and the next time I look it's gone...
That's how I planted my order, I did not bury the crown...Thank you so much Frillylily !

Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Apr 28, 2016 9:45 AM CST
Just to re-clarify that you can grow a daylily from a piece of rhizome even if it does not have any crown attached. You cannot grow a daylily from a root without an attached crown.

Here is a rhizome that broke off from the crown and subsequently formed several new shoots.

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Fort Worth, TX (Zone 8a)
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javaMom
Apr 28, 2016 10:48 AM CST
Thanks Sue, I think what I found are just pieces of roots that did not get eaten...
Name: Valerie
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touchofsky
Apr 29, 2016 6:36 AM CST
Great photo, Sooby. Daylilies are tenacious.

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