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Some Frequently Asked Questions About Daylilies

A – A Daylily does not grow from a bulb as other Lillies do. It is in the genus Hemerocallis, two Greek words meaning beauty and day. The plant sends up a scape that produces several buds that flower and each of these last one day. The Daylily is a perennial that last for years. It will clump up so you can divide it every three or four years.
A – In northern climates it is best to plant in the spring. It is also okay to divide and plant through the summer months up until six weeks before frost.
A – No, Daylilies need at least six hours of sun to produce adequate bloom. They prefer full sun for maximum bloom.
A – Daylilies will adapt to almost any soil that is well drained. Water is the most important element along with a little fertilizer, (we use 10-10-10) in the spring and again in the fall.
A – Daylilies are known as the perfect perennial because they are drought resistant, nearly disease and insect free and need little care.
A – Two fans or more. For more detailed information click on our link to The American Hemerocallis Society.

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