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shannon7969
Apr 30, 2016 3:26 PM CST
In need of help please i do not have a green thumb so I am new at this but really wanting to make my yard look beautiful i bought some of these and planted them about 2 weeks ago along with other lillies and these dont seem to be doing anything like my others I am wondering if i planted them upside down or wrong? Anyone have a picture how they should be planted or ideas please?
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William
Apr 30, 2016 4:40 PM CST
Welcome!

Daylilies(Hemerocallis) and lilies(Lilium) are two completely different species so they should look completely different and that is okay. Unless you wrote lilies and that was short for daylilies, because then you obviously have a problem. Daylilies are planted shallow with the foliage above ground and the crown just bellow soil, but lilies are planted with the tip of the bulb 4-6 inches deep Smiling

Anyway, Char wrote an excellent guide on dividing daylilies with many pictures, that you can follow for planting as well: http://garden.org/ideas/view/Char/1544/Dividing-Daylilies-Ov...

shannon7969
Apr 30, 2016 4:48 PM CST
these are daylily strawberry fields forever is what the package says
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plantladylin
Apr 30, 2016 6:09 PM CST
Hi Shannon, Welcome!

Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Strawberry Fields Forever') sure is a beauty! I don't grow many DL's but the roots of Daylilies (Hemerocallis) are a lot different than the roots (bulbs) of Lily's (Lilium). I have trouble with bulbs sometimes if they have no roots showing and no visible eye, which is supposed to point up when planting. I can't tell you how many times I've planted Caladium bulbs upside down! Green Grin!

For comparison you can see the difference in the roots of Daylily (Hemerocallis) and Lily (Lillium)







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shannon7969
Apr 30, 2016 6:25 PM CST
yes they look like the one on the left the one part of it looks like a green bean lol i planted them up is that the correct way?
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plantladylin
Apr 30, 2016 7:05 PM CST
Were they all single or a bunch attached to a crown/stalk like in my above photo? They should be planted with the crown and leaves up. The article that William linked to above http://garden.org/ideas/view/Char/1544/Dividing-Daylilies-Ov... has great information and annotated photos!

@William Thanks so much for posting the link to that article by Char; I missed it when it was first published and it certainly is a great tutorial! Sighing! If only I could have huge clumps of Daylilies in those pictures!! Lovey dubby
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