Daylilies forum: Zone 5b Daylily seedling planting time

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dragonflyvalley
May 31, 2018 10:43 AM CST
I normally germinate my seeds in winter and grow under grow lights and plant in spring but I didn't buy seeds this winter. So I have just purchased new seeds (I could NOT help myself - Im addicted to seeds!) and wonder when the latest time I can plant them (after first leaf) straight in the ground is for my zone 5b. Anyone ever germinate seeds late spring and plant late summer and have them make it thru our brutal winters? Thanks in advance!
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Name: Diana
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
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ShakespearesGarden
May 31, 2018 12:57 PM CST
Welcome! dragonflyvalley! I got some seeds from another member last spring- started them kinda late and planted them in the ground in the fall. They overwintered just fine and have formed fans at least an inch wide so far this year : )
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Name: Heidi
CT (Zone 5b)
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mom2cjemma
May 31, 2018 1:47 PM CST
I have been just dabbling in the hybridizing side of daylilies, so no expert, but here is my little experience.

The first year, I started a bunch of seeds inside and then moved them into biodegradable cups and planted them in an above ground garden box. That fall, I covered them real well with leaves. I figured if they didn't survive, than they probably wouldn't be hardy enough for 5B. I had about 8 of 12 survive. One even bloomed last year. This year, there are 5 surviving plants (3 died last summer).

So then last year, I had a ton of seeds, procrastinated and then suddenly it was June! So I again took disposable cups and put the seeds in each cup, in groups of 5-10, based on their pod. They grew and grew and winter came and I again covered them with leaves. I had about 8 cups. Three cups never germinated or they died pretty quick. This spring, I had 5 cups that were thriving and just seperated them all out into that raised flower bed last week. They are all about 6-8 inches tall with nice roots and tubers.

I still need to go empty out the refridge and do this year's batch.
Heidi

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