Daylilies forum: light requirements for growing daylilies from seed

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pinkruffles
Feb 15, 2018 11:16 AM CST
Can someone answer this question for me? The room where I will put my newly sprouted daylilies gets quite a bit of natural light--windows on 3 sides. Right now there are 10 1/2 hours of daylight in my location. Is it necessary to use flourescent lights in these conditions, or will they get really spindly if I don't?
Thanks so much for your input!
Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Feb 15, 2018 1:27 PM CST
It sounds like to me that would be plenty of light for your seedlings starting out.
Name: Sue
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sooby
Feb 15, 2018 3:07 PM CST
As long as they are close enough to one of the windows they should be fine. Even if they get a bit lanky they will still survive. If they flop all over the place when you plant them outdoors, just trim the leaves back a bit (you may need to do that anyway if they are not in individual pots and therefore the roots are disturbed when you plant them). I have seedlings growing on my windowsill right now, they're not quite as stocky as I would prefer but they're otherwise OK.

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