Daylilies forum→Hello from Willinator, I am wondering about growing daylilies in pots

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Name: William Groth
Houston, TX zone 9a
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Willinator
Apr 9, 2020 9:11 AM CST
Hello everyone,

I have probably posted this before but I am trying again
I heard about possibly growing daylilies in 2-gal. pots and
placing those pots in larger clay or ceramic pots to keep
the roots and bulb cooler in our very hot Houston TX weather.

Need comments about this??
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Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Apr 9, 2020 11:25 AM CST
Willinator,
I am experimenting this year with growing daylilies in 3 gal. pots. I have dug some trenches wide enough to set some full sized 3 gal. pots down in. Those are what I consider to be my "permanent place-holders", most of my rows have room for 14 pots per row, somehow I created one row with room for 15 pots per row. Then I have planted daylilies in some trade 3 gal. pots(a little smaller than full size 3 gal. pots). So the trade pots are placed down in the full sized pots. The goal being to keep the inner pots cooler so they do not have to be watered so often. I have done something similar with a couple of other rows only instead of digging trenches I have just placed mulch (mostly oak leaves and grass clippings) around the pots (using that mulch for insulation). So far the plants are doing well, but the weather has not really heated up yet.
Name: Kristi
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pod
Apr 9, 2020 11:38 AM CST
A few years ago I was redoing some beds so potted my daylilies to relocate. Embarrassed to say, they are still in their pots.

They are easy to fertilize and to keep watered. I find if I don't move the pots, the root system will reach out into the ground.

Placing your pot in a container should be fine. Your day lilies won't bloom all summer long but the foliage will remain attractive.
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Name: William Groth
Houston, TX zone 9a
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Willinator
Apr 27, 2020 6:52 AM CST
Well I am checking back about growing some daylilies in pots
and I am wondering where to find a nice list of vendors who
deliver to Houston, TX where the weather is supposed to be
nice today with a high of only 85 F
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.
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Name: Kathy
Ocala, FL (Zone 9a)
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ocalagal
Apr 27, 2020 3:34 PM CST
Ive got nearly all my daylilies this year in 3 gallon grow bags, and really really like it. So much easier to water and fertilize, and I can move them around like furniture. Especially nice when I want to take a picture of one, I can just move it to the shade.
Name: William Groth
Houston, TX zone 9a
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Willinator
Apr 27, 2020 3:48 PM CST
I am considering trying some variations on the theme of cloth pots.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.
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