Daylilies forum: Transplanting Daylilies

Views: 410, Replies: 13 » Jump to the end
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
TransplantJunky
Jul 10, 2020 11:40 AM CST
I am looking for something to transplant to an area in the yard exclusive to tall pine trees.

I have several Daylilies to divide. Would they do well in that type of soil?
[Last edited by TransplantJunky - Jul 14, 2020 8:40 PM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #2299849 (1)
Name: Dave
Wood Co TX & Huron Co MI
Daylilies Region: Texas Hostas Irises Region: Michigan Hybridizer
Garden Photography Butterflies
Image
SunriseSide
Jul 11, 2020 8:41 AM CST
Pine tree roots and daylilies do not get along in East Texas
Life is better at the lake.
Name: pam
gainesville fl (Zone 8b)
Bee Lover Hummingbirder Dragonflies Native Plants and Wildflowers Enjoys or suffers hot summers Daylilies
Butterflies The WITWIT Badge Birds Pollen collector
Image
gardenglory
Jul 11, 2020 12:16 PM CST
Fl either
Name: Marcia
Rochester, ny, zone 6 (Zone 6b)
Dragonflies Dog Lover
Image
DaylilyDazzled
Jul 11, 2020 12:22 PM CST
I am thinking the daylilies wouldn't enjoy all the shade from the pine trees either.
Name: James
California (Zone 8b)
Image
JamesT
Jul 11, 2020 2:03 PM CST
I feel as if Hosta might do better there. I can't speak to how well they tolerate tree roots, but they like shade, and I see them being grown in woodland situations.

Daylilies need a lot of sun in order to thrive. I've mistreated daylilies in almost every way imaginable, and I think I've lost more of them to shade than anything else.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Composter Daylilies Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: Alabama
Image
Seedfork
Jul 11, 2020 2:08 PM CST
Living in Southeast Alabama daylilies are often planted under tall pines with the limbs trimmed up high. Pine roots tend to run deep I am told. The dappled shade I think is a benefit, but if it were me and I had a place free from tree roots I would certainly pick that site. Not sure how beneficial dappled shade would be in your location.
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Charter ATP Member Annuals Echinacea Vegetable Grower Hybridizer Tomato Heads
Garden Photography Birds Cut Flowers Foliage Fan Houseplants Tender Perennials
Image
Paul2032
Jul 11, 2020 2:12 PM CST
Give it a try. A gardeners best friend is a shovel. If after a couple of years it doesn't work out try something different.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
TransplantJunky
Jul 12, 2020 9:44 PM CST
Thank you all for the input you kindly shared. You spared me a lot of work and I'm grateful. I'm in Canada so we may not get enough sunlight to take a risk. The Pines are very tall with a lot of lower branches cut off. Nevertheless, I'll spare the daylilies. Smiling I've also heard Hostas work. Thanks again.
Name: Charley
Arroyo Seco New Mexico (Zone 4b)
Live your Dreams!
Image
Charlemagne
Jul 12, 2020 10:30 PM CST
Seedfork said:Pine roots tend to run deep I am told.


...and I am told they run shallow. I haven't the slightest idea which is correct. One thing I know for sure is that the chance of a pine tree growing in southeast Alabama and a pine tree growing at 8,000 feet elevation in New Mexico being similar is probably vanishingly small.

Plant a few and see how they do, just don't blame me or Seedfork for the result Sticking tongue out

Charley
The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Daylilies Irises Roses Peonies Butterflies Birds
Bee Lover Region: Canadian Ponds Garden Art Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Image
touchofsky
Jul 13, 2020 7:09 AM CST
TransplantJunky said:Thank you all for the input you kindly shared. You spared me a lot of work and I'm grateful. I'm in Canada so we may not get enough sunlight to take a risk. The Pines are very tall with a lot of lower branches cut off. Nevertheless, I'll spare the daylilies. Smiling I've also heard Hostas work. Thanks again.


I would try it. I am in Canada, too, Ontario, and I live in amongst pine trees. My daylilies do well with dappled shade from the pines. You may not get quite as much bloom, but if the pine branches are pruned fairly high and the pines are not really dense, the daylilies will cope just fine. The pines we have on our property are quite shallow rooted, and we have had several blow over by the roots during intense storms. I am just speaking from my own experience, but if I didn't plant daylilies near pine trees, I wouldn't have any daylilies Hilarious!

Touch_of_sky on the LA
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Composter Daylilies Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: Alabama
Image
Seedfork
Jul 13, 2020 10:15 AM CST
It appears pines will grow deep tap roots when in deep soil, but in rocky or poor soil tend to have shallow tap roots.
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Daylilies Irises Roses Peonies Butterflies Birds
Bee Lover Region: Canadian Ponds Garden Art Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Image
touchofsky
Jul 13, 2020 10:34 AM CST
I am not on rock, but the soil is sandy and light here.
Touch_of_sky on the LA
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Daylilies Irises Roses Peonies Butterflies Birds
Bee Lover Region: Canadian Ponds Garden Art Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Image
touchofsky
Jul 13, 2020 11:23 AM CST
Here is a photo of a daylily in an area pretty much surrounded by pine. We have trimmed them up to let sun underneath. I use pine needles to make paths in this bed, seeing they are provided naturally. I have a friend that mulches with pine needles around her hostas.
Little Wine Cup
Thumb of 2020-07-13/touchofsky/8e8f4a

Touch_of_sky on the LA
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
TransplantJunky
Jul 14, 2020 8:48 PM CST
Love the idea of mulching the pine needles. All the responses are out of the kindnesses of hearts with experience. Many thanks.

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Daylilies forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Member Login:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by TBGDN and is called "Peonies"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.