15251 NW Hwy 129. Trenton, FL 32693

Daylily Growing Tips

WHEN: Spring or Fall plantings are ideal. In the fall, they should be in the ground about 6 weeks before freezing weather is expected.

WHERE: Full sun or partial shade. Well drained soil away from greedy hedge or tree roots.

SOIL: Sandy soil should be improved by adding peat, compost, aged PREPARATION: manure, humus or leaf mold.

WATER: Water daylilies as needed. More water during bloom season results in more flowering.

INSECTS: Daylilies are virtually pest free; however, they may be attacked by aphids, thrips or spider mites which may damage the foliage or flower buds. If infested, you may need to spray Safer Soap, Cygon, Maverick, etc. NEVER USE KELTHANE ON DAYLILIES. THIS CAN KILL THEM.

PLANTING: Plants should be placed anywhere from 12 to 24" apart so they won't have to be separated and moved for three years. Loosen soil thoroughly to a depth of a least 12". In the center of the hole, construct a mound, with the top of the mound just 1/2" below the soil level. THIS IS IMPORTANT AS THE CROWN (THE AREA WHERE THE ROOTS JOIN THE TOP) SHOULD BE ALMOST AT THE TOP OF THE GROUND. Place the plant on the mound and spread the roots out and down and cover. Firm soil in place.

MULCH: Use only a thin layer oak leaves and/or pine needles as they are light and improve soil. Daylilies do not like to stay wet around plant.

FERTILIZER: Select a quality balanced fertilizer such as 6-6-6 with trace elements or Bloom Master along with Milorganite. Apply 1 cup per well established plant to soil between plants. Use less on younger plants. Fertilize in early Spring, late Summer and late Fall.

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