Daylilies forum: Spring bulbs in daylily beds question

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Shreveport, LA (Zone 8b)
Bulbs Region: Louisiana
Nov 14, 2017 8:10 AM CST
If I plant spring bulbs like daffodils in my daylily beds, are they going to receive too much water during the summer? Maybe a stupid question but after planting 100 daffodil bulbs, I'm getting nervous, lol!
Name: Jill
Baltimore, MD (Zone 7b)
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Nov 14, 2017 8:14 AM CST
I have daffodils in one of my daylily beds for years with no problems so enjoy!
Shreveport, LA (Zone 8b)
Bulbs Region: Louisiana
Nov 14, 2017 8:44 AM CST
Ok hope so! Thanks for the reassurance.
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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Nov 14, 2017 8:45 AM CST
I routinely plant daffodils among my daylilies and have for at least 20 years without any problems. The daylily foliage hides the fading daffodil foliage very well. It should look gorgeous in the spring.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Nov 14, 2017 9:08 AM CST
I also have spring bulbs planted in with some of my daylilies. I am not completely pleased with how my bulbs perform, but I really can't attribute that performance to summer watering.
Shreveport, LA (Zone 8b)
Bulbs Region: Louisiana
Nov 14, 2017 2:02 PM CST
Ok, I ordered a couple hundred more bulbs based on y'alls advice, lol. My neighbors aren't going to know what happened next spring. Big Grin I live in a kind of upscale (not to brag) gated community that is a little over ten years old. Most homes still just have very cookie cutter foundation plantings mixed in with whatever flats of annuals their lawn service plants for them each spring. Only one other neighbor out of 170+ homes has a daylily bed in their front yard.
Name: Nikki
Yorkshire, UK (Zone 8a)
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Nov 15, 2017 12:44 PM CST
I have a couple of recently divided daylilies in large pots, with space for them to grow into, would it be okay to put either daffodils bulbs or hardy annual seeds in with them to hide the empty bits until the daylily spreads?
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Nov 15, 2017 5:59 PM CST
bkrell I have planted daffodils, lilies, alliums, and other bulbs in the middle of my daylilies and other perennials. As long as the bulbs have good drainage and don't sit in water I haven't had a problem, and the daylilies and other perennials cover the spent foliage after the other bulbs are done blooming for the most part. I've also planted daffodils at the edges and have had good luck. I try not to overwater anything, but this last summer with the drought they couldn't seem to get enough. Good luck! And I think your neighbors will be very lucky to have your beautiful flowers next door Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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