Daylilies forum: Daylily strawberry fields forever

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shannon7969
Apr 30, 2016 4:53 PM CST
does anyone have a picture of what part of the buld should be planted? I know kind of dumb question but I dont have a green thumb and just starting to learn on planting and i bought some of these and planted them 2 weeks ago but not seeing any results and wondering if i planted them wrong
Name: Gale
CentralWa (Zone 6a)
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GDJCB
Apr 30, 2016 5:35 PM CST
I was told, and have followed the rule of the crown (were plant and roots meet) being 1/2 to 1 inch deep. This has worked well for me. Hope this helps, and welcome to ATP.

Gale
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Apr 30, 2016 6:03 PM CST
What are you meaning by "buld"? If that is supposed to be bud, you do not plant the buds. I am assuming that is what you meant, because you followed it up with I planted it two weeks ago and am not seeing any results".
So if you did actually plant the buds, you will see no results. Daylilies can be grown from mature seed, or from divisions of plants, but not from buds.
Forgot to say Welcome to National Gardening Association the artist formerly known as ATP.
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shannon7969
Apr 30, 2016 6:23 PM CST
i apologize yes i was meaning bulb but i think i was mistaken maybe its roots
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Apr 30, 2016 6:38 PM CST
Oh, OK. Did you buy some of those dried packaged daylilies like they sell at Wal-Mart, Lowe's etc. ? If so then you have a daylily crown with some roots.
Name: Sue
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sooby
Apr 30, 2016 6:56 PM CST
This diagram of how to plant a daylily might help:

http://www.daylilies.org/AHSFAQsNew.html#plant2
Ontario, Canada (Zone 5b)
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Anne
Apr 30, 2016 6:57 PM CST
Hi Shannon! Welcome!

Here's how the American Hemerocallis Society recommends planting daylilies: http://www.daylilies.org/AHSFAQsNew.html#plant2

If your daylilies came in bags (perhaps with some sawdust or peat moss) and without any green leaves, here's a video showing how you can plant those: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sz7_YJnzJlc
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Apr 30, 2016 7:04 PM CST
I was trying to find a video like that but did not, that is exactly what was needed.

shannon7969
Apr 30, 2016 7:04 PM CST
yes SEEDFORK i bought the packaged ones from walmart
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Apr 30, 2016 7:16 PM CST
I bought some of those also when I first started with daylilies, they did grow.Two years ago I actually bought a bag of mixed varieties called "Once in A Lifetime Mix" I think they all grew.
Here is a photo I just took today, of one of those plants. It was actually much prettier in real life than in this photo.
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shannon7969
Apr 30, 2016 7:24 PM CST
beautiful thank you all for your help
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Apr 30, 2016 10:21 PM CST
bulb and are you sure you bought daylilies? were they thick looking roots or were they round looking 'balls'? You may have purchased asiatics or oriental lilies. They are not the same. They grow on a tall thick stalk and will take 'forever' to sprout to where you can see them. The daylilies should have had a 'crown' or top to it, where you plant the soil up to that, and even though bagged, would probably have at least some little sprouting already going on.

here is a pic of bulbs


here is a pic of daylily roots , although yours would have been probably smaller tops since they were dried and bagged.


edited to say what a dunce I am, because you even have a name LOL Strawberry Fields Forever IS a daylily!
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Fort Worth, TX (Zone 8a)
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javaMom
Apr 30, 2016 11:34 PM CST
Welcome! Shannon !
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
May 1, 2016 5:33 AM CST
She bought 'Strawberry Fields Forever' a daylily sold at Wal-mart, dried and with crown and root and a little sawdust. It is rust prone however, sorry about that.
Name: Sue
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sooby
May 1, 2016 6:00 AM CST
Seedfork said:She bought 'Strawberry Fields Forever' a daylily sold at Wal-mart, dried and with crown and root and a little sawdust. It is rust prone however, sorry about that.


I don't think we know where Shannon is, even roughly? Rust may not be an issue if she's not in the "south", which might be the case in an area that is still selling daylilies in bags.

Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
May 1, 2016 9:25 AM CST
They will still be selling daylilies in the bags till they run out, that might be as late as summer, but they will get marked down. That is here in zone 8b.
Name: Sandy
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Sandymaex
May 1, 2016 5:09 PM CST
You can still buy bagged daylilies here too. I am in zone 5a. Wal-mart has them. Sometimes you think you are getting a named daylily and it turns out to be different. Sighing!
Athens, Ohio (Zone 6a)
mantisOH
May 11, 2016 8:06 PM CST
Many times it will turn out to be different. Sort of like ordering from Gilbert Wild.


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