How to Grow "Pardon Me" Daylilies
"Pardon Me" daylilies have slender, slightly drooping blades and large, burgundy flowers. The plants grow from 1 to 1 1/2 feet tall and each clump spreads to about the same width. The sweetly scented flowers appear in mid-summer and often put on a repeat performance in fall. "Pardon Me" daylilies spread rapidly and aren’t troubled by diseases or pests. They grow best in rich, loamy soil and full sun to partial shade.
- Moderately Easy
Things You’ll Need
- Garden fork or tiller
- 5-10-10 fertilizer
- Pruning shears
- Cultivate the soil 8 to 10 inches deep with a garden fork or tiller.
- Spread 3 to 4 inches of organic compost in the planting area and mix well with the turned soil.
- Plant the daylilies with their crowns, which is the place where the roots and stem attach, no more than 1-inch deep. Leave 18 to 24 inches between each plant.
- Water until the soil is moist to the bottom of the bulbs.
- Layer 2 or 3 inches of mulch around the plants.
- Water the lilies deeply once each week, from spring until fall.
- Fertilize once a month during the growing season with 5-10-10 fertilizer, starting as soon as growth appears.
- Clip off spent blooms and seed pods.
- Prune the foliage back to soil level after it turns brown in fall.
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