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Oct 17, 2013 10:14 AM CST
|I've got ditch lilies that were already here when I moved in... They're spreading and invading other areas of the perennial bed. |
I've never dealt with daylilies before. What's the best way to rein them back? TIA
Oct 17, 2013 2:50 PM CST
|My first impulse may sound a bit flippant! Since they are rhizomatous, if you wish to keep some, put it in a large pot and sink it ... which MAY work. Treat the rest vigorously with Roundup. They are persistent and it may take several times. Good luck! |
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Oct 17, 2013 8:02 PM CST
|I vote to treat with Roundup!|
Oct 17, 2013 8:31 PM CST
|Yup, Roundup works well. Sometimes might take more than one application if they are very established, but it is do-able.|
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Oct 17, 2013 9:09 PM CST
|No Roundup, my yard is organic. |
Dig 'em, I guess?
Oct 19, 2013 5:04 AM CST
|Ditch lilies are a "cousin" to the hybrid daylilies. They spread by their rhizomes, not from seed.|
I would dig - and try to get every single rhizome out.
Oct 19, 2013 6:31 AM CST
|I would dig them out of areas you don't want them in and share them with folks that have a black thumb, put them out by the road with a sign that says FREE DITCH LILIES, someone will want them. They are beautiful when used in a natural setting. I can't kill any such beautiful plant, now dandelions , that is a different story. My mother used to eat them, I wish I could but I never liked them.|
Oct 19, 2013 6:44 AM CST
|They spread by rhizome--that confirms what I'm observing. Fun with a shovel on tha agenda.|
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Oct 19, 2013 8:05 AM CST
|Remember that even a small piece left behind will surface up to a couple years later. This happened to me after digging.|
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Oct 19, 2013 8:52 AM CST
Hazelcrestmikeb said:Remember that even a small piece left behind will surface up to a couple years later. This happened to me after digging.
oy... Thanks for the heads up!