Ideas For Rising Daylilies (Each Flower Backyard Wants Them)


To say I really like daylilies is an understatement. Okay, I feel I’ve stated that earlier than, so possibly it’s true about flowers on the whole. Anyway, daylilies are one of many best, low-maintenance perennials to develop. They are often ignored and so they’ll be superb, however you’ll be rewarded with excellent blooms, if you happen to give them plenty of love, together with good rising circumstances. I’ve a bunch of daylily goodies to share with you, so let’s get began with some nice Ideas for Rising Daylilies. 

A Little Training About Daylilies (Hemerocallis)

We’re NOT speaking about hemerocallis vulva (a/ok/a orange ditch lilies) right here. Typically when gardeners hear “daylilies” they instantly tune out, as a result of they’re pondering all daylilies are invasive and ugly just like the frequent orange ditch lily.  Sorry, when you’ve got ditch lilies and love them, I don’t imply to offend you. From a daylily collector’s perspective, I’m right here to inform you all daylilies are NOT the identical. There are such a lot of great types of daylilies that it’s straightforward to get addicted. Ask me how I do know.

Daylilies are NOT grown from bulbs and will not be associated to the lilies grown from bulbs (lilium) in any respect. The roots of a daylily plant are fibrous, clumping, fleshy plenty that retailer water.

Every particular person flower on a daylily plant blooms for only a day, thus the identify daylily.

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Daylily - Siloam June Bug

Siloam June Bug

Reblooming Daylilies

I’ve fairly a group of daylilies (over 75 completely different varieties) and my favorites are the rebloomers. A reblooming daylily will begin with it’s first huge wave of blooms. When these blooms are completed, it can take a relaxation and ship up extra blooms just a few weeks later. In my Zone 4b gardens, I don’t at all times get rebloom, however I discover that plenty of rebloomers are fixed bloomers.

Any of the “returns” sequence fall into that fixed bloomer class. Glad Returns might be the preferred on this class. There’s additionally Rosy Returns, Crimson Scorching Returns, Aromatic Returns, When My Sweetheart Returns, Passionate Returns, Stephanie Returns, and many others., and many others. This candy little Passionate Returns is considered one of my favorites this yr. Stella d’ Oro daylily is a extremely popular reblooming daylily as nicely.

Daylily - Passionate Returns

Passionate Returns

Ideas for Rising Daylilies – The place to Plant

Daylilies aren’t too choosy about soil; though, they develop greatest in fertile, well-drained soil. Additionally, daylilies do greatest in full solar, however can even be okay in partial solar. Bear in mind daylilies (and most different perennials) will be moved to a distinct location in your gardens in the event that they aren’t doing nicely within the space you might have them planted.

Daylily - Itza Pink Teddy

Itza Pink Teddy Daylily

Ideas for Rising Daylilies – Care & Upkeep

Watering & Mulching for Daylilies

Throughout their first rising season, daylilies must be watered throughout dry climate; and for a number of weeks after they’re planted. This may assist them get established extra rapidly. Slightly than watering day-after-day, water twice per week if it doesn’t rain, however water deeply, ensuring the water soaks down into the foundation zone. Mulching round daylilies will assist maintain the soil moist and assist to manage weeds.

Deadheading Daylilies

Every daylily flower lasts simply at some point. To maintain the vegetation trying their greatest, snap off the spent flowers, however watch out to not disturb close by buds. Within the earlier than and after image of a Fairy Story Pink Daylily, you’ll be able to see the distinction between seed pods and new buds. Except you might have the persistence to start out daylilies from seed, additionally, you will wish to clip any seed pods. By clipping the spent flowers and the seed pods, the daylily will put it’s vitality into making new flowers. As soon as the scapes no lengthy have any new buds left, minimize them again to the bottom of the plant to maintain the vegetation trying tidy. 

Image of a daylily before and after cleanup

As you might be deadheading, go forward and take away any yellow leaves. Only a aspect observe right here concerning the foliage of daylilies. Some daylily varieties are extra vulnerable to yellowing foliage that others. I’ve seen in my gardens that if we have now an exceptionally sizzling and dry summer season, a few of my daylilies foliage seems terrible and a few are superb. I haven’t been capable of finding an evidence of this apart from there’s nothing fallacious along with your daylily, it’s simply the character of some varieties. When you’ve got a daylily with yellowing foliage, simply clip the foliage as a lot as you have to. It is not going to damage the plant.

Fertilizing Daylilies

It isn’t essential to fertilize daylilies and I didn’t fertilize at my final residence as a result of the soil was superior. At my present residence, I fertilize my daylilies within the spring with a gradual launch fertilizer. I merely sprinkle Osmocote across the base of the plant and work it into the soil a bit, earlier than making use of a contemporary layer of mulch. I imagine including this fertilizer has made an enormous distinction in my daylilies and the variety of blooms on every plant.

Daylily - Warrior's Spear

Warrior’s Spear Daylily

How you can Prolong the Blooming Season, or Get Your Daylilies to Bloom Longer

As a recap of the above data, to get essentially the most blooms out of your daylilies, or to get your daylilies to bloom longer:

  • Make sure your daylily vegetation get sufficient water. For those who haven’t had sufficient rain, water your daylilies.
  • Fertilize your daylilies with a gradual launch fertilizer within the spring.
  • Deadhead your daylilies.
  • Search for reblooming types of daylilies.
  • Plant a wide range of daylilies which can be early bloomers, mid-season bloomers and late season bloomers.
Daylily - Tropical Heatwave

Tropical Heatwave Daylily

Shopping for Daylilies On-line

I’ll purchase daylilies from anyplace they catch my eye, however my favourite place to buy daylilies is on-line. For those who actually wish to add some completely different varieties to your assortment, store on-line. A few of my favourite on-line daylily sellers are Oakes Daylilies and Smokey’s Gardens. I’ve had superior outcomes and acquired nice customer support from each firms. Do you might have a favourite on-line daylily supply, please depart a remark and tell us.

A number of issues to recollect when ordering on-line. Daylilies are normally offered by followers and they’re shipped naked root with solely 3 or 4 inches of leaves and stem. They arrive with planting and rising directions, and I might advocate following these directions.

Daylily - Strawberry Candy

Strawberry Sweet Daylily

Daylily Collections

Are you a collector of daylilies like me? To be able to maintain monitor of all of the daylilies I’ve, I created a Plant Stock sheet that I maintain in my Backyard Journal. For those who’re concerned about getting a replica, I’ve included it in my library of Free Gardening Printables.

This picture of Inherited Wealth was taken within the night simply because the solar was shining it’s previous couple of rays.

Daylily - Inherited Wealth

Inherited Wealth Daylily

Lavender Rainbow is de facto thriving this yr. It’s one of many many daylilies I moved from my former residence.

Daylily - Lavender Rainbow

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Heavenly Angel Ice is a brand new addition this yr and my first ever spider daylily.

Daylily - Heavenly Angel Ice

Heavenly Angel Ice Daylily

Ideas for Rising Daylilies – Transplanting & Dividing Daylilies

Daylilies will develop for a few years simply superb with out being divided. After about 4 or 5 years when the vegetation are getting fairly massive, chances are you’ll wish to take into account dividing your daylily. Typically if the vegetation get to overgrown, they are going to bloom much less. The most effective time to divide daylilies is in early spring when they’re first rising from the bottom, or in late summer season after their bloom cycle is full.  The simplest strategy to divide daylilies is to dig up your complete plant after which minimize or pull the clump aside into manageable clumps. Earlier than replanting, minimize the foliage again to a peak of 5 or 6″. For those who need assistance dividing and transplanting your daylilies, take a look at Ideas for Transplanting Perennials.

Daylily - Custard Candy

Custard Sweet Daylily

Like most different perennials, it takes daylilies a yr or two to get established and take off, however as soon as they do, they’ll bloom reliably for a few years and simply maintain getting larger and higher with every passing yr. That’s it for the Ideas for Rising Daylilies, however I do have some extra pretties I’d prefer to share with you.

Daylily Eye Sweet (a/ok/a Daylily Photograph Gallery)

Within the daylily photographs under, the identify of the daylily is within the caption under the image.

Indian Giver Daylily

Indian Giver Daylily


Daylilies - Beautiful Edgings

Lovely Edgings Daylily

Pure and Easy is among the first daylilies to bloom in my gardens.

Daylily - Pure & Simple

One among my favorites, as a result of my sister despatched it to me, Wild Horses.

Wild Horses Daylily

Wild Horses Daylily


This daylily, First Girl Barbara, was a freebie from Oakes. I’ll take free!

Daylily - First Lady Barbara

First Girl Barbara Daylily

Jeune Tom Daylily

Jeune Tom Daylily

Siloam French Doll Daylily

Siloam French Doll Daylily

Siloam Double Classic Daylily

Siloam Double Traditional Daylily

Ruby Spider Daylily

Ruby Spider Daylily

Pewter Pink Daylily

Pewter Pink Daylily

Monterey Jack Daylily

Monterey Jack Daylily

Gaudy Gaudy Daylily

Gaudy Gaudy Daylily

Entrapment Daylily

Entrapment Daylily

Elizabeth Salter Daylily

Elizabeth Salter Daylily


Extra backyard inspiration, listed here are another posts you’ll get pleasure from:

Traditional Perennials (That Each Flower Backyard Wants)
Small Shade Backyard Transformation
Backyard Decor (Numerous Inventive Concepts for Your Backyard)

Are Deer Chomping off your Daylily buds?
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Having issues in your gardens, listed here are just a few posts that can assist:

Flower Backyard Upkeep Ideas
How you can Deal With Weeds In Your Backyard

Thanks a bunch for stopping by Gingham Gardens at present. I hope you’ve loved Ideas for Rising Daylilies, together with some stunning Daylily Eye Sweet. The photographs I’m sharing with you at present are a mere fraction of the daylilies in my gardens, so I’m positive I’ll be sharing extra sooner or later.

The American Hemerocallis Society has a wealth of data on their web site, if you happen to’d prefer to study extra about daylilies, pay a go to if you’ve completed up right here.

Do you might have daylilies in your gardens? What are your favorites? Please depart a remark and let me know, or be happy to e-mail an image. 

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