day lillies - Knowledgebase Question

Chattanooga, Te
Question by kdavies1957
April 17, 2010
I have about 40 different colors and types of day lillies. Will they turn colors if added to close together?

Answer from NGA
April 17, 2010


The daylilies will remain true to their own colors. It is possible for daylilies to cross pollinate and any resulting plant will have the characteristics of both parents. This means the flower color of the plants growing from seeds will be different from the parent plants. To avoid this, just deadhead your plants before the spent flowers can develop seeds. If you allow the seeds to mature and drop onto the ground, you'll probably end up with a new plant with a different flower color. The bottom line is that your current daylilies will not change flower colors but any offspring will be different. Just deadhead your plants on a regular basis and there won't be anything to worry about.

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