Daylilies forum→Plans for winter

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Name: Ben
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Benjoe90
Oct 25, 2020 6:50 PM CST
I have about 10 daylilies, all are single fans in quart pots. I dont have a permanent place to plant them as of right now. What is the best way to deal with them over winter in zone 7a? I am thinking of just digging a trench in the vegetable garden and planting the whole pots in there until spring.

I may try to experiment and see if i can keep one going all winter, treating it like a house plant.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Oct 25, 2020 7:44 PM CST
I am in zone 8B and I have a lot of pots buried in trenches and I plan to let them stay there semi permanently. I plan to repot them every three years or as necessary. I use pine straw to mulch them with and they have the look of being grown in ground. They do not require nearly as much attention (watering etc.) as pots not placed in a trench. My mulch is used for looks and to keep the pots cool, you might need to keep them mulched to prevent them from freezing?
Name: Ben
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Benjoe90
Oct 25, 2020 10:06 PM CST
Yes i agree with mulching them. Im not too sure how much of a concern about crown rot is though? This will only be my 2nd year growing daylilies. Last year i bought quite a few to see what i liked for a foundation planting. Now i feel like i should just dig up all the hostas and replant with daylilies, because the hostas are sighted poorly and start to burn by july.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Oct 26, 2020 6:36 AM CST
Hoping someone in your zone will answer, but I have not had a problem with crown rot in the pots so far. I have had a few instances of rot but they were not in the potted plants.
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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touchofsky
Oct 26, 2020 7:48 AM CST
I would dig them into the holding bed with the pot on an angle so that any moisture that collects can drain off.
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