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Daylilies (Hemerocallis spp.) with their green stappy leaves are known to be a tough plant in the garden and great for the beginner gardener as it does require minimal care. Daylilies, are not only easy to grow, they produce a mass amount of flowers in spring, summer and autumn, only appearing for a day each. Flowers come in a variety of warm colours such as orange, yellow, pink, maroon and red.


How to grow daylilies in a garden

How to grow from potted plants

  1. Choose a spot in the garden that receives full sun that has well drained soil. Enrich the soil with  Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser.
  2. Dig the planting hole twice as wide and to the same depth as the root-ball.
  3. Remove the plant from the container.
  4. Position in hole and backfill with soil, gently firming down. Always water in well after planting to settle the soil around the roots and keep the soil moist for several weeks while the new plant establishes.
  5. Feed every 1 to 2 weeks with  Yates Thrive Roses & Flowers Liquid Plant Food.

How to grow from bulbs

  1. Choose a spot in the garden that receives full sun and has well drained soil.
  2. Enrich the soil with some compost and  Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser well before planting.
  3. Place the bulb directly where the plant is to grow at a depth of 10cm and 30cm apart.
  4. Cover with soil.
  5. Keep the soil nice and moist ensuring not to overwater.
  6. Towards the end of winter, when the shoots begin to emerge feed every 1 to 2 weeks with  Yates Thrive Roses and Flowers Liquid Plant Food.

     
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How to grow daylilies in a pot

How to grow from potted plants

  1. Choose a pot at least twice the size of the plant. Position in a spot that receives full sun.
  2. Fill the chosen pots with quality potting mix, such as  Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter and mix in some  Yates Waterwise Water Storage Crystals.
  3. Remove the plant from the container.
  4. Position in hole and backfill with potting mix, gently firming down. Always water in well after planting to settle the soil around the roots and keep the soil moist for several weeks while the new plant establishes.
  5. Feed every 1 to 2 weeks with  Yates Thrive Roses & Flowers Liquid Plant Food.

How to grow from bulbs

  1. Choose a well drained spot in the garden that receives full sun.
  2. Fill the pot with  Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter and a small amount of  Yates Waterwise Water Storage Crystals.
  3. Place the bulb directly into the pot at a depth of 10cm.
  4. Cover with soil.
  5. Keep the soil nice and moist ensuring not to overwater.
  6. Towards the end of winter, when the shoots begin to emerge feed every 1 to 2 weeks with  Yates Thrive Roses and Flowers Liquid Plant Food.

Growing tips

  • If your soil has issues with retaining moisture mix in some Yates Waterwise Water Storage Crystals into the soil prior to planting.
  • Remove spent flower heads prior to seeds setting. Once the seeds set, it can reduce the plants energy and flowering for the next season.
  • Some varieties are evergreen whilst others are deciduous, so don’t be too alarmed if your plant dies off over winter. It is best to check the plants labels when you purchase them so you know what to expect in the cooler months.
  • Daylilies are edible and are often sold in Chinese markets. The blooms are often picked at bud stage and used in stir fries or soups for their nutty flavour.
  • In early spring you can divide the clumps of bulbs  by cutting back the leaves and replanting the rooted divided sections into an enriched soil. Plant no deeper than 10cm and prepare to be patient as it can take up to a couple of years for the flowers to appear.

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