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May 13, 2011

Grow Daylillies for ease and beauty

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Daylilies are perennial plants that are beautiful. The flowers themselves last only twenty four hours, opening at sunrise and withering at sunset. Some species are night-blooming. Daylilies they make good cut flowers otherwise as new flowers continue to open on cut stems over several days.

Daylilies grow best in full sun. They will tolerate light shade, but flower best with a minimum of six hours of direct sun. Light shade during the hottest part of the day keeps the flowers fresh. They do well in all soil, but naturally respond to rich and slightly acid loam.

Daylilies can be planted almost any time the soil can be worked. A hole large enough for the roots without bending or crowding them. The best time to transplant or divide plants is early spring or immediately after flowering. . A winter mulch of straw or shredded leaves helps ensure against winter injury for unestablished plants.

Daylilies are vigorous growers and can be divided every three to four years. They are lovely as a border in perinneal gardens and their hardiness makes them desirable for the flower garden.

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Posted by Marilyn Renaker at May 13, 2011 2:25 PM
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