Daylilies forum: Fertilize after bloom?

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Name: Charley
Arroyo Seco New Mexico (Zone 4b)
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Charlemagne
Aug 7, 2016 12:00 PM CST
What do you do after a daylily finishes blooming in terms of fertilizer?

Thanks

Charley

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Name: Pat Strong
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Pat236
Aug 7, 2016 1:41 PM CST
Charley, I was wondering the same thing...I wasn't sure but I gave mine a dose of Miracle Grow just because they look so ratty.
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Name: Sabrina
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cybersix
Aug 7, 2016 2:08 PM CST
I will wait september and give them a dose of long time fertilizer. Will try for the first time this year.
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Polymerous
Aug 7, 2016 3:22 PM CST
I repotted and fertilized some seedlings this past month, with the result that one died (rot), another lost 2 fans (rot), and yet another just lost 1 fan (rot).

I'm holding off any more repotting AND fertilizing, unless maybe if the plant is in the ground, until late September/early October. I have a feeling that I'm going to have to de-pot and somehow treat the 2 ailing ones, or else I'll lose those, too. Glare
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Name: Elena
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bxncbx
Aug 7, 2016 8:40 PM CST
I just gave my daylilies (blooming & non-blooming) some Milorganite and pelleted compost. It perked them right up and some put up new fans. I'll fertilize again later in the Fall if the weather stays nice.
Name: Mike
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Aug 9, 2016 12:15 AM CST
Due to my limited time in the garden this season, I recently broadcast milorganite in a few beds. Going to do the rest to give them a little pick me upper till next spring. This fall I want to add (top dress( in some compost with a pinch of Alfalfa Meal to a select group. Northerner's can't do what the higher zones do due to our freeze time.
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Name: Laurie b
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lauriebasler
Aug 9, 2016 12:38 AM CST
I learn so much here. Now I must have milorganite and pelleted compost. My lilies are just the standard very old peach colored garden variety, but they are not having their most glorious summer. I appreciate the info guys.
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Nysbadmk8
Aug 9, 2016 8:05 PM CST
Next weekend I will fertilize with a Mid N, Higher K, with added Mag/Cal.
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Altheabyanothername
Aug 9, 2016 9:09 PM CST
I fertilize again in the beginning of Sept. if most 100 degree days are over. The daylilies have not bloomed for me in the fall. The heat wears them out. I fertilize once or twice in the spring. Just before they ended their first round of blooms, I fertilized again this year. It was cool and rainy and the blooms were a month ahead of time. I had alot of rebloom this summer for the first time. I have in the past fed my alfalfa tea every two weeks all spring, summer, and fall. That was to not overburden the plants with strong fertilizer, but to help them to make it through the heat. Our average winter temp is 50. Which means you get a couple of 70 degree days followed by a couple of 30 degree days. Fine line that some plants need to eat, but you do not want everything trying to break dormancy in a warm spell. May everyone be blessed with kindness!
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Name: Pat Strong
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Pat236
Aug 10, 2016 9:00 AM CST
lauriebasler said:I learn so much here. Now I must have milorganite and pelleted compost. My lilies are just the standard very old peach colored garden variety, but they are not having their most glorious summer. I appreciate the info guys.


Laurie, my local Walmart had Milorganite on sale for $9.00 a bag. I think I usually pay about $12.00 per bag.
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Name: Gerry Donahue
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profesora
Aug 11, 2016 7:07 AM CST
Charley, what did you decide about fertilizing after bloom?
Name: David McCausland
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Aug 11, 2016 9:24 AM CST
I will usually spread Milorganite around in October and give them all a shot of Miracle Grow around this same time. Then my wife thinks I am crazy, but in February or March (because we still have snow cover) I will toss some 10-10-10 on all of the beds. The snow melt helps dissolve the fertilizer. I can also see where I spread it. When Spring rolls around, the daylilies seem to jump out of the ground.

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Name: Mike
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Aug 12, 2016 6:40 AM CST
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Hemlady
Aug 12, 2016 6:41 AM CST
I have actually heard of that with using Preen on top of the snow.
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Name: Charley
Arroyo Seco New Mexico (Zone 4b)
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Charlemagne
Aug 12, 2016 11:00 AM CST
profesora said:Charley, what did you decide about fertilizing after bloom?


I'm going to fertilize with some 12-6-6 liquid fertilizer called Age Old Grow. I will also supplement with some manganese sulphate.

My most recent soil test indicated that I was low in manganese. That is an improvement as my first test indicated that I was low in soil.

Charley
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
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Hemlady
Aug 13, 2016 7:24 AM CST
The heat and drought this summer has taken a toll on my plants. I usually never fertilize in late summer but I may try some milorganite this year.
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Name: Kevin Smith
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kssmith
Aug 13, 2016 1:40 PM CST
Elena that sounds like good idea. I also started using Milorganite last year and it has made a difference to say the least. Never thought about using now to encourage rebloom but i sure will give it a try.
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