Daylilies forum: How Late is Too Late to Plant?

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Name: Amber
Missouri (Zone 6a)
Daylilies Region: Missouri Garden Photography
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amberjewel
Jul 6, 2016 8:40 PM CST
I want to get some new daylilies to replace some of the doubles (two of the same plant, not doubled blooms) I have in my garden. However, I have some seed pods setting on the plants that I am planning on replacing. I know, poor planning on my part. Anyway, I was wondering how late is too late to plant daylilies in zone 6a. Is there a suggested "x number of weeks before the projected first frost" for daylilies?
Amber
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Name: Laura
SE Michigan (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Region: Michigan Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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twixanddud
Jul 7, 2016 4:11 AM CST
I don't know the answer to your question, but I'm in SE Michigan and I've planted a few as late as early October and haven't lost them. Ideally though, I would be done planting by mid-September. If you already have the seed pods going, I'm sure you'll have them harvested in plenty of time to move your plants and plant new ones. I would not set any more pods on the plants you're planning to move at this point though.
Name: Skipper
Hamilton, Ohio (Zone 6a)
Daylilies Dog Lover Composter Region: Ohio Spiders!
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cottelpg
Jul 7, 2016 4:40 AM CST
I cannot say when it is too late; however, my preferred Daylily planting and dividing time is mid to late August. This gives the plants plenty of time to get established. Keep them well watered. I'm in zone 6a.
Name: Amber
Missouri (Zone 6a)
Daylilies Region: Missouri Garden Photography
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amberjewel
Jul 7, 2016 5:45 AM CST
Thank you for the replies. Most of the plants I plan to move have finished blooming so I won't have to worry about fighting the urge to set more pods. I think the pods will definitely be ready by late August. Plenty of time it sounds like Thumbs up
Amber
Daylily Newbie

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