Daylilies forum: new to daylilies, need pointers with some bare roots

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Lititz, PA (Zone 6b)
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Jul 18, 2016 8:05 PM CST

I have just begun collecting daylilies, which is MUCH easier to do with the Lily Auction Sticking tongue out

Anyway, I just received another lovely order from Blueridge Daylilies today. I can't plant them until this weekend and I wanted to know the best way to store them until then. They have been unwrapped (bareroot), set in an open top clear plastic container, misted with water, and stored in the garage. Our garage door has windows so light will get in and it's unheated/uncooled, ambient temp now is 82 and humid. I want these babies to make it to the weekend so let me know what should be done. Thanks!
Name: Elena
NYC (Zone 7a)
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Jul 18, 2016 8:38 PM CST
It would be a good idea to take the daylilies and put them in a bucket filled with water just enough to cover the roots but not the crown. I don't think misting will be enough to keep them happy. They love water and can stay that way for quite some time. I would change the water every couple of days though.
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Jul 18, 2016 9:02 PM CST
I agree

Stick them in some water and, if you can, put them outside in indirect to partial sunlight until you can plant them. That's what I did with many of my purchases last year. They're pretty forgiving plants, though.
Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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Jul 19, 2016 3:03 AM CST
Sequoiadendron4 just put the roots in water and not the crown. You should have weeks up your selves with them like that. I am always amazed how well daylilies do just in water.
Lititz, PA (Zone 6b)
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Jul 19, 2016 4:03 AM CST
Awesome thanks for the advice!

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