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Do you know...? ... a daylily is not a bulb? It is a division of a crown, each one producing multiple divisions.   ... when to plant daylilies? They can be planted all year round. ... how far apart to plant them from each other? No closer than 60-90cm is best. .. . how much sun they require? Minimum 5-6 hours per day.They will tolerate dappled sunlight all day, but morning sun only in very hot areas.   .. . how deep to plant daylilies? Just   cover   the   crown   and   roots,   and   mulch   to   keep   soil   cool   and damp. ...how often to water daylilies? At planting time, water deeply to settle soil around the roots. Apply mulch, then water them weekly. ...that you can plant daylilies in pots? Daylilies   grow   very   well   in   large   plastic   pots,   but   they   are   heavy feeders and will need fertilising each month and regular watering. ...how to feed them and what to use? Established   plants   should   be   fertilised   with   an   organic   fertiliser   at least    twice    per    year,    in    August    and    March.    Dynamic    Lifter,    or Searle's 5 in 1 are ideal. You     can     also     use     diluted     liquid     fertilisers     such     as     Seasol Powerfeed. Apply fortnightly from Spring through to Autumn. ...how often and when to divide them ? This   depends   on   how   well   you   feed   them   and   how   vigorously   they grow.   Check   the   size   of   the   clump   after   two   to   three   years,   and   dig and   divide   if   very   large.   Add   lots   of   organic   matter   to   the   soil   and replant into new areas of your garden, or in large pots. . ..when daylilies flower? Flowering   commences   in   October   in   the   sub-tropics   and   mid   to   late Novemberin   VIC,   NSW,   TAS,   SA   and   some   areas   of   WA.   Flowering can   last   for   3   to   4   months.   In   many   areas   a   re-bloom   occurs   in autumn. .. .that daylilies are nature's own re-cyclers? When   plants   have   finished   flowering,   cut   off   old   stems,   pull   off   dead leaves   and   use   them   to   mulch   the   plants.   Daylilies   continually   grow new   leaves   in   the   centre   of   the   clump   and   dispose   of   old   leaves   on the outside - recycling at its best!
Daylilies   are   fast   growing,   long   flowering,   colourful,   hardy, drought   tolerant,   frost   resistant,   low   maintenance,   easy   care perennials that will grow almost anywhere. They   can   flower   for   up   to   6   months   every   year.   They   can   have tiny    blooms,    double    blooms,    huge    single    blooms    and    even fragrant blooms. A    single    flower    lasts    for    only    a    day    but    today's    new    hybrid daylilies   have   a   very   long   bloom   season.   An   established   clump can   produce   hundreds   of   beautiful   blooms   during   a   4   to   6   month period each year  - all with the minimum of care. They   are   truly   a   wonderful   perennial   and   fast   becoming   one   of the world’s most popular sun-loving flowering plants.  Worldwide popularity Gardeners    all    around    the    world    are    discovering    the    joys    of growing   daylilies.   They   are   grown   in   many   countries,   in   a   wide diversity     of     climates     and     conditions.     With     good     growing conditions, they can be free of pests and diseases. So easy to grow Most    gardeners    find    them    very    easy    to    grow    and    have    no problems   growing   them   at   all.   All   daylilies   need   is   6   hours   of sunlight   every   day,   lots   of   organic   matter   in   the   soil,   a   little   water once a week, and a thick mulch of straw or hay. You   can   grow   them   in   garden   beds   and   perennial   borders,   or   in pots    on    your    patio,    around    the    edges    of    ponds,    on    steep embankments and even on the roadsides. Mass    plantings    of    daylilies    create    a    very    striking    display    of colour,   making   them   the   perfect   choice   for   a   bold   statement   in botanical gardens and parklands. Daylily addiction! A   word   of   warning...   once   you   start   growing   daylilies,   you   could be   hooked   on   them   for   ever!      I   must   tell   you   about   one   of   my customers   who   did   a   neighbourly   thing   one   day.   He   saw   his neighbour   starting   a   new   garden   so   he   cut   a   few   pieces   off   his clumps   of   daylilies   and   gave   them   to   her.   After   telling   her   what they were, he said... "If you can kill a daylily, you should give up gardening!" She   followed   his   advice   on   how   to   plant   and   care   for   them,   and now   she   is   another   daylily   addict.   Like   everyone   else   who   grows daylilies   for   the   first   time,   she   couldn’t   believe   that   those   small plants   would   grow   so   fast   and   begin   to   flower   in   spring   and through   most   of   summer   -   only   a   couple   of   months   after   she planted them. Now   she   is   addicted   to   collecting   daylilies   and   can't   wait   to   order new varieties! 
All rights reserved © Scott Alexander 2002 All images are the property of Scott Alexander unless stated otherwise
All rights reserved © Scott Alexander 2002 All images are the property of Scott Alexander unless stated otherwise  
All rights reserved © Scott Alexander 2002 All images are the property of Scott Alexander unless stated otherwise
Do you know...? ... a daylily is not a bulb? It is a division of a crown, each one producing multiple divisions.   ... when to plant daylilies? They can be planted all year round. ... how far apart to plant them from each other? No closer than 60-90cm is best. .. . how much sun they require? Minimum 5-6 hours per day.They will tolerate dappled sunlight all day, but morning sun only in very hot areas.   .. . how deep to plant daylilies? Just   cover   the   crown   and   roots,   and   mulch   to   keep   soil   cool   and damp. ...how often to water daylilies? At planting time, water deeply to settle soil around the roots. Apply mulch, then water them weekly. ...that you can plant daylilies in pots? Daylilies   grow   very   well   in   large   plastic   pots,   but   they   are   heavy feeders and will need fertilising each month and regular watering. ...how to feed them and what to use? Established   plants   should   be   fertilised   with   an   organic   fertiliser   at least    twice    per    year,    in    August    and    March.    Dynamic    Lifter,    or Searle's 5 in 1 are ideal. You     can     also     use     diluted     liquid     fertilisers     such     as     Seasol Powerfeed. Apply fortnightly from Spring through to Autumn. ...how often and when to divide them ? This   depends   on   how   well   you   feed   them   and   how   vigorously   they grow.   Check   the   size   of   the   clump   after   two   to   three   years,   and   dig and   divide   if   very   large.   Add   lots   of   organic   matter   to   the   soil   and replant into new areas of your garden, or in large pots. . ..when daylilies flower? Flowering   commences   in   October   in   the   sub-tropics   and   mid   to   late Novemberin   VIC,   NSW,   TAS,   SA   and   some   areas   of   WA.   Flowering can   last   for   3   to   4   months.   In   many   areas   a   re-bloom   occurs   in autumn. .. .that daylilies are nature's own re-cyclers? When   plants   have   finished   flowering,   cut   off   old   stems,   pull   off   dead leaves   and   use   them   to   mulch   the   plants.   Daylilies   continually   grow new   leaves   in   the   centre   of   the   clump   and   dispose   of   old   leaves   on the outside - recycling at its best!
Daylilies    are    fast    growing,    long    flowering,    colourful,    hardy, drought   tolerant,   frost   resistant,   low   maintenance,   easy   care perennials that will grow almost anywhere. They   can   flower   for   up   to   6   months   every   year.   They   can   have   tiny blooms,    double    blooms,    huge    single    blooms    and    even    fragrant blooms. A   single   flower   lasts   for   only   a   day   but   today's   new   hybrid   daylilies have   a   very   long   bloom   season. An   established   clump   can   produce hundreds   of   beautiful   blooms   during   a   4   to   6   month   period   each year  - all with the minimum of care. They   are   truly   a   wonderful   perennial   and   fast   becoming   one   of   the world’s most popular sun-loving flowering plants.  Worldwide popularity Gardeners   all   around   the   world   are   discovering   the   joys   of   growing daylilies.   They   are   grown   in   many   countries,   in   a   wide   diversity   of climates   and   conditions.   With   good   growing   conditions,   they   can   be free of pests and diseases. So easy to grow Most   gardeners   find   them   very   easy   to   grow   and   have   no   problems growing   them   at   all.   All   daylilies   need   is   6   hours   of   sunlight   every day,   lots   of   organic   matter   in   the   soil,   a   little   water   once   a   week, and a thick mulch of straw or hay. You   can   grow   them   in   garden   beds   and   perennial   borders,   or   in pots    on    your    patio,    around    the    edges    of    ponds,    on    steep embankments and even on the roadsides. Mass   plantings   of   daylilies   create   a   very   striking   display   of   colour, making   them   the   perfect   choice   for   a   bold   statement   in   botanical gardens and parklands. Daylily addiction! A   word   of   warning...   once   you   start   growing   daylilies,   you   could   be hooked    on    them    for    ever!        I    must    tell    you    about    one    of    my customers    who    did    a    neighbourly    thing    one    day.    He    saw    his neighbour   starting   a   new   garden   so   he   cut   a   few   pieces   off   his clumps   of   daylilies   and   gave   them   to   her. After   telling   her   what   they were, he said... "If you can kill a daylily, you should give up gardening!" She   followed   his   advice   on   how   to   plant   and   care   for   them,   and now   she   is   another   daylily   addict.   Like   everyone   else   who   grows daylilies   for   the   first   time,   she   couldn’t   believe   that   those   small plants   would   grow   so   fast   and   begin   to   flower   in   spring   and   through most of summer - only a couple of months after she planted them. Now   she   is   addicted   to   collecting   daylilies   and   can't   wait   to   order new varieties!