Sep 24, 2019 9:04 AM CST
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Name: Katy
Clovis, New Mexico, USA (Zone 7a)
I have only started planting daylilies. I went wild this past year and got 6 kinds randomly, for a total of 12 plants (I got multiples of some). So, several years ago I tried daylilies. I bought a few of those bags you find at hardware stores. Basically a few years back, some arborists came in and took down part of a tree in our yard and flattened the garden. Most of the plants were crushed or killed. As I was cleaning up yesterday, I found 2 little single leaf tiny daylilies that had very strong looking roots, but not much above the ground. I dug these up and put them in a pot. They are either standard Stella de Oro, or a small white NO-ID with a purple throat. Those are the only 2 kinds of daylilies I can remember buying.

Any tips to bringing these tiny shreds of daylily back to life? Should I house them inside in the winter and so on? Should I try growing hormones or something?
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Sep 24, 2019 10:16 AM CST
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Don't worry! Daylilies are resilient! As long as they still have the crown attached to the root, you can just about save most daylily. Just plant them in good soil and keep them well watered. If you wish to pot them, it is ok too. Just place the pots in partial shade and keep them well watered. It is harder for me to keep anything alive in pots as I often forget to water them.
Sep 24, 2019 6:11 PM CST
Name: Tim
West Chicago, IL (Zone 5a)
Daylilies Native Plants and Wildflowers Vegetable Grower
Good luck with your recovering daylilies. I know there are a lot of people that grow daylilies in pots, so maybe I'll let them help you, as I always plant them in the ground.

On the inside or outside question, people are going to want to know where you are located if you don't mind sharing what zone or state you are in.

I can suggest that you not get frustrated. Some DL's don't like being squashed or moved, so if they take next year off and focus on growing roots and fans, your patience will be rewarded later.

Sep 25, 2019 8:39 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Katy
Clovis, New Mexico, USA (Zone 7a)
Thank you. I put them in a pot directly after contacting you. I don't know if they are 2 kinds or one, but they are in one pot. I will plant in the ground because it would be better if they got a hook into the earth before winter sets in. Many plants in pots don't make it because not only is it cold, it is also dry, and things "mummify."

My Zone is 7a (0 to -5 F) This is on the dry side in the LLano Estacado (Great Plains) in New Mexico (where the dustbowl was). The soil is not great for growing and we must augment accordingly. It gets extremely hot in the summer as well, and many plants can't handle that.

Fall, Spring, the weather is perfect, summer and winter, it is terrible.

I see that I can add my zone and so on in the upper RT of the page. I will do that soon.
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Oct 6, 2019 11:13 AM CST
Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 6a)
"Have no patience for bare ground"
Katy I am going to guess that the white with purple eye is Pandora's Box. Good luck.
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