A Beginner's Guide to Growing Daylilies

By Hemlady
April 9, 2014

As a veteran of this wonderful plant, I can offer this advice to beginner growers or those who know nothing at all about growing daylilies.

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Apr 8, 2014 6:22 PM CST
Name: Vickie
southern Indiana (Zone 6b)
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I love the way this article makes daylilies look as easy to grow as they are. Nice job! I have had to leave my daylilies soaking for a couple of days because of the weather or just not being able to get to them to plant. And they turned out just fine. I even have a clump that I threw on top of some weedmat and it is still growing! I will be digging a hole for that one this year.

That is a gorgeous picture of Beautiful Edgings. I am hoping my Beautiful Edgings looks as good as the one in your article. I moved it from the shade to a sunnier location.
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Apr 8, 2014 10:16 PM CST
Name: shirlee
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A fabulous and informative introduction to growing daylilies.
A great read. Nice job on writing the article and the addition of graphics.
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Apr 8, 2014 11:43 PM CST
Name: Tina
Where the desert meets the sea (Zone 9b)
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A wonderful article, Cindy, even for those of us with a few year's experience! I'm slowly learning, even about adding some soluble fertilizer to the soak, and spreading roots properly when planting. I think part of the pressure to fuss comes from wanting to see the flowers bloom, but by now I'm also learning to relax and wait and let the fans and scapes take their time. You gave such a reassuring approach for adjusting ourselves to daylilies, becoming aware of their basic needs, and allowing ourselves to feel less stress about being new to gardening - it will all work out! With the wise guidance in your article, I feel another step closer to becoming a real daylily gardener! Thank You! Group hug
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Daylilies that thrive? click here! Thumbs up
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Apr 9, 2014 5:14 AM CST
Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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Excellent advice Cindy. Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up
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Apr 9, 2014 7:04 AM CST
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Thank you all very much. I can't take credit for the pics, however, Trish added those.

@Vicki - I have also left daylilies out of the ground all winter and they have survived.
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Apr 9, 2014 11:13 AM CST
Name: Jill
Weatherby, Missouri (Zone 5a)
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Really enjoyed your article! I'm kind of a laid-back gardener, and found your approach to be refreshingly relaxed. I grow lots of daylilies and part of their charm is that they are not very fussy. Great job!
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Apr 9, 2014 1:36 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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Very good article, Cindy! Thumbs up
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Apr 11, 2014 5:59 AM CST
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Thank you both!!!
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Apr 12, 2014 6:23 AM CST
Name: Sheridragonfly/Sheri
Alabama (Zone 8b)
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I wish I had your advice and thoughts when I first got my daylilys about 10 years ago
I was so apprehensive and worried I was doing the wrong things to plant and grow them.
Your words and easy down to earth way of explaining was actually comforting to anyone
that is getting ready to plant a daylily or a bed of them.
Sheri

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Apr 12, 2014 7:03 AM CST
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Thanks Sheri
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