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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you know...?

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a daylily is not a bulb

It is a division of a crown, each one producing multiple divisions.
 

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when to plant daylilies

They can be planted all year round.


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how far apart to plant them from each other

No closer than 60-90cm is best.


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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.
 

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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.


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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.


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when daylilies flower

Flowering commences in October in the sub-tropics and mid to late November
in 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.


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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!  

           

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