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How to Care for Reblooming Daylilies


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Reblooming daylilies come in shades or yellow, white, pink, red and bi-colored. Trumpet-shaped flowers last for only one day each, growing on stalks that vary from 6 to 36 inches in height. These lilies can produce flowers from late spring through fall, reblooming as far north as zone 5. They differ from everblooming daylilies, which bloom uninterruptedly. Gardeners must provide adequate water, fertilizer, natural light and care to coax a rebloom.

Difficulty:
Moderately Easy

Instructions

Things You’ll Need
  • Slow-release fertilizer
  • Garden shears
    1. Grow daylilies in full sun, where they do best. Too much shade might prevent rebloom.
    2. Give daylilies 1 inch of water per week throughout the growing season, unless they receive enough rain that you can skip a week. Daylilies grown in sandy soil need a bit more water, suggests the University of Minnesota Extension.
    3. Fertilize your daylilies using slow-release fertilizer in the spring when the plants resume growth and in the summer. Scatter dry fertilizer around your plants and water the soil.
    4. Prune the plant to keep it neat and promote rebloom. Deadhead flowers when they pass, and when all flowers on a stalk have bloomed, cut the flower stalk back to ground level.

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