Daylilies forum: Northerners - these questions are for you!

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Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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touchofsky
Aug 30, 2015 7:14 AM CST
I use two garden forks and put the tines in between the fans down into the roots, back to back, then move them back and forth to divide the clump apart. I hope this makes sense.
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Aug 30, 2015 7:50 AM CST
There is actually a "daylily divider" that you can buy that has a similar effect:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Oct 8, 2015 7:17 AM CST
DND, I agree with FrillyLily. Unless you need an instant garden, it would be wiser to spend that much money on three to five plants, that come next spring (in most cases) you will have significant increase. I wasn't that crazy about yellow and gold colored daylilies until I saw them bloomed in my garden. It is a totally different experience.
I have seen that video before.

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Front garden extension 2011


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Front garden with some plants added.


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Front Garden approximately one year later.

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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Oct 8, 2015 8:07 AM CST
Mike, thank you for sharing the pictures! Lovey dubby I love before/after pictures like that.
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Oct 8, 2015 6:30 PM CST
I agree

Mike - I was looking at your spacing and know that my raised bed spacing is too close to each other. Sad Yours looks perfect! Thumbs up
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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Oct 8, 2015 7:20 PM CST
Becky, mine is too. Mine is too close out of necessity because I don't have enough garden bed space yet. Rolling my eyes.
Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Oct 18, 2015 12:35 AM CST
That's an illusion. DW call it a jungle. It looked well spaced then Rolling on the floor laughing
DnD you are welcome.
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Oct 18, 2015 7:13 AM CST
Mike - You MUST post some new photos of your jungle. My yard is always a jungle this time of year. Which is why I have hummingbirds and Painted Bunting over-wintering in my yard! There are some good points to growing a jungle! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
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Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Oct 18, 2015 11:22 AM CST
Becky I will as soon as I get on my PC. I spotted my last hummer last week. Until next Spring my little friends !
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Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Oct 18, 2015 10:01 PM CST
Becky her reference was to these views earlier this season.

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Front Garden



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Front Garden - as viewed from the other end of the expansion.



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The Culprit! Rolling on the floor laughing



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Get that sod out of there!!


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Sod's gone!
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Oct 18, 2015 10:12 PM CST
Mike - I don't see the jungle?!! I see a BEAUTIFUL garden bordering your home! That is absolutely lovely!!! Lovey dubby Thumbs up
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Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Oct 18, 2015 10:30 PM CST
Becky thanks for the nice comments and the Acorn.
You know we don't all have the same taste which is a good thing. At least my friends here share the same views.
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Oct 19, 2015 5:27 AM CST
I love the jungle or lush garden look. That is a real garden to me!
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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Oct 19, 2015 5:36 AM CST
Mike, that looks beautiful!

My concern here is what to do when I want to divide and sell/trade my daylilies. If mine are too close together, I think I'll have a hard time knowing which is which. The daylilies I just planted a month ago are already multiplying, even with the cold weather we have. I can only imagine what my jungle will look like in spring! Blinking Hilarious!
Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Oct 28, 2015 7:22 AM CST
DnD you could always trade/sell with a promise to replace anything that doesn't bloom true to name due to your circumstances. I am sure gardeners would understand.
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Name: Lynnette
Northwest Illinois (Zone 5b)
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ljb5966
Jul 13, 2016 10:00 AM CST
Golden Hibiscus is only 14" tall. I would recommend Mary Todd for a bright yellow - tall and big blooms or Mary's Gold for golden - it has huge blooms and is tall also. Here are pictures of both of them from my garden this year:

Mary's Gold
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Mary Todd:
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Name: Lynnette
Northwest Illinois (Zone 5b)
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ljb5966
Jul 13, 2016 10:04 AM CST
One that is similar to Asterisk is Hawkwoman which I can attest to zone 5 hardiness and it bloomed a lot. This is picture from my garden this year. The blooms are huge and this is a tall one also.


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Name: Lynnette
Northwest Illinois (Zone 5b)
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ljb5966
Jul 13, 2016 10:10 AM CST
Just another suggestion instead of Diabolique which is tall and beautiful is Humungausaur from my garden this year. It is tall, purple and beautiful and has lots of blooms. Gossard daylilies are great for the north - I have many and can recommend them all. Also, I highly recommend any Polston - I have Kiss of Darkness, Anna Irene Polston, and Casting Crowns and these are all doing excellent here in zone 5. Also, Pearce, (Ginny) daylilies are a good choice for the north also.

This picture is not enhanced - this is how beautiful it is!
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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Jul 13, 2016 12:44 PM CST
Lynnette, that bloom is gorgeous!
Name: Sharon Rose
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
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Altheabyanothername
Jul 13, 2016 4:39 PM CST
The other nice thing about Oakes, they guarantee their daylilies forever. I have ordered from them, talked to them about some problems. I have a few that grassed and did not make it. I was told they would help me try something else. So this fall I will see, but they have been so nice. I believe them. Lots of cultivars I have gotten 5 to 6 fans. Makes their average price reasonable. They are generous on bonus. May happiness be yours!
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