How to Grow "Pardon Me" Daylilies

0 "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
  • Spade
  • Compost
  • 5-10-10 fertilizer
  • Pruning shears
    1. Cultivate the soil 8 to 10 inches deep with a garden fork or tiller.
    2. Spread 3 to 4 inches of organic compost in the planting area and mix well with the turned soil.
    3. 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.
    4. Water until the soil is moist to the bottom of the bulbs.
    5. Layer 2 or 3 inches of mulch around the plants.
    6. Water the lilies deeply once each week, from spring until fall.
    7. Fertilize once a month during the growing season with 5-10-10 fertilizer, starting as soon as growth appears.
    8. Clip off spent blooms and seed pods.
    9. Prune the foliage back to soil level after it turns brown in fall.

Tips & Warnings

  • Plant "Pardon Me" daylilies in spring or fall.

  • "Pardon Me" daylilies are hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture zones 3 through 9.

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