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Jul 13, 2015 1:48 PM CST
Name: Susie VanEmburgh
Southern New Jersey
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I planted bright yellow daylilies several years ago and they are wonderful. They have multiplied quite a bit and have taken over some of my other lilies. Can I thin them out? Also, they bloomed a whole lot last month, but now they have slowed down and where the bloom was once attatched to the stem, there is now a pod. I think it may be a seed pod. What do I do with it? Thank you to anyone who has answers!!
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Jul 13, 2015 2:17 PM CST
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toss the seed pod, it will not come true and look like the others.
Dig up the plants after it cools off.
It is self explanatory really, once you dig them you will need to wash off some of the dirt and you can see the separate fans. Just pull them apart, replant at the same depth they were and give away your extras. Divide them every 3-5 yrs or so.
They may bloom again later in the year (not if you dig them up though). But they will not bloom anymore on the same stalks that just finished blooming. Cut those off.


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Jul 13, 2015 2:58 PM CST
Name: Larry
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Yes you can move your daylilies, and yes those are seed pods. You can let the pods turn brown, then just when the pods crack open you collect the seeds. You can plant them right then, or dry them and store them to be planted later. They will not come true from seed, but they will be daylilies and might not even be yellow when they bloom, but then again they might be. Might just be a fun project to see what they turn out to be.
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Jul 13, 2015 3:47 PM CST
Name: Susie VanEmburgh
Southern New Jersey
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Thank you for your wonderful information on my daylilies. This site is great, and so are you! Hurray! Thank You!
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Jul 13, 2015 4:39 PM CST
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Welcome! I'm fairly new myself, but I can say with complete conviction that you are going to love this site, so visit it frequently! Everyone on here is extremely helpful and there are so many different forums to get your questions answered, show off your garden, or involve yourself in a myriad of other discussions. Maybe you have some answers that you can give others, too!
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Jul 14, 2015 9:48 PM CST
Name: Natalie
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Welcome! Susie, to All Things Plants! You're going to love it here!

If you like growing things from seed, and getting a surprise, save the seeds as Larry explained, and have some fun with them! You may see the most ugly daylily you have ever seen, or the most beautiful! It's fun to see what blooms! Just be aware that it can take a while, depending on your zone.
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Jul 15, 2015 7:33 AM CST
Name: Becky
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Welcome! Susan!

You've joined a very active forum with many helpful gardeners who will answer most if not all your questions. There are many daylily growers up in your neck of the woods (NJ).

I concur with Natalie - Grow those seeds out and see what you get. You just never know! Thumbs up
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Jul 15, 2015 7:47 AM CST
Name: Lee-Roy
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Daylilies are like any perennial namely that they can easily be divided, either in spring or fall. Just dig the whole clump, take a sharp knife or spade and cut it into several pieces (you can get quite rough witht them, they'll be fine). I find there's no need to wash off the dirt and just replant seperately to your wishes or discard/give away the excess.

Also any faded flowers are best picked off unless you want to sow your own seed. Then you just leave it and let the fruit (seed pod) develop until the seeds are ready. Mind though that they rarely come true (meaning the offspring is exactly the same type/cultivar as the parent plant) and you'll end up with a mix.
Division as explained above WILL produce true plants since they're clones from the original.
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Jul 15, 2015 8:41 PM CST
Name: Susie VanEmburgh
Southern New Jersey
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My goodness, there are so many nice gardeners out there that share their knowledge with anyone who asks. Who knew? Thank you, thank you everyone! Smiling Thank You! Thank You!
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Jul 15, 2015 9:02 PM CST
Name: Natalie
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Susie, this is a fantastic site, so I hope you explore it a little! I don't visit a lot of the forums, but I always find wonderful and helpful people everywhere! I love All Things Plants! Many people here are like extended family!
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Jul 16, 2015 3:15 AM CST
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
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Welcome to ATPs. Welcome! I post mostly here but I love Tropicals, Hosta, Perennials and more. This is a great site with very helpful gardeners. Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

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