Transplanting Daylilies

When you receive your new Lilyfield Farm daylily plants in the mail, plan to plant them in the garden as soon as possible. Dig a suitable size hole that would accommodate the roots of the daylily. If necessary, amend the soil with compost, well rotted manure or potting mix.

Daylily Fans lilyfield farm how to plant

Fan out the roots and position so that the crown is at or just below the soil level. The crown of a daylily is the growing point where the roots and leaves meet.

Water well and keep watered through the growing season.

The leaves will likely turn yellow and die off. Don’t worry, that is normal. New leaves will form while new roots are being formed underground.

A newly transplanted daylily may bloom the first year. The quicker they are planted the better. If you can’t get them in the garden straight away, store them for a couple days with the roots in a water, the leaves in the air.

Let the daylily grow for several years in the same spot. It will continue to multiply and grow into a nice perennial clump for your border or flower bed.

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Flowers last one day and can be dead-headed daily if that is something you enjoy. If not, the old flowers will fall away as they dry up.

Protect your new daylilies their first year by covering with straw or mulch. Give them the best chance in our challenging Canadian garden climates.

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