Daylilies forum: Dividing and transplanting Daylily

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Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Jun 5, 2016 3:56 PM CST
A friend of mine wanted to get rid of some Daylily that she did not want any more. I think they are yellow Stella de Oro. My question is if they are dug up before they bloom but have stalks should I plant them as is or should I cut back the foliage and plant them that way. I don't care if I have flowers this year or not. Thanks in advance for any advice you can give me.
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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
Jun 5, 2016 4:27 PM CST
If they are going to be dug and planted the same day or within a couple of days and If you can dig them with the dirt around the roots intact, I would plant them as is. If not and you have to wash all the dirt off and plant them bare root, then I would consider cutting them back, especially if the weather has already warmed up. If it is still cool, I would go ahead and plant them as is without cutting them back.
Name: Kevin Smith
INDIANA (Zone 5b)
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kssmith
Jun 5, 2016 5:24 PM CST
I second that and be generous with the water for awhile afterwards.
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Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Jun 5, 2016 6:03 PM CST
Thank You! Kevin and Larry for your input. We dug them up on Thursday. I planted some of the root balls on Friday after they sat in a 5 gal bucket with water overnight. I still need to plant more that are still in a 5 gal bucket with a little water in my garage. Should I cut them back or plant them out with dirt ball and see what happens? Things are hectic here trying to get everything done but I sometimes feel I am losing the battle. Thanks for your advice.
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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
Jun 5, 2016 6:09 PM CST
Well, I think being you had a good root ball and have kept them watered I would go ahead and plant them as is. I always like to suggest doing the second choice to a few plants just as a fun experiment and as a back p plan so to speak. Then next year let us know how both methods worked for you.

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