How to Germinate Daylilies
The daylily is available in a rainbow of colors, from delicate pastels to vibrant blends. Hardy plants, they are drought-tolerant, suitable for almost any landscape and can thrive in a range of climates. Most daylilies bloom for just one day, though some nocturnal varieties bloom in the early evening and close the following morning. Daylilies bloom in three sizes: miniature, small and large. They range in height from 6 to 36 inches. Propagating daylilies from seed is not difficult but it does take some time.
Things You’ll Need
- 2 liter bottle
- Hydrogen peroxide
- 6 oz. yogurt cup
- 16 oz plastic cups with holes poked in the bottom
- All-purpose potting soil
- Prepare a soaking solution by mixing 1 oz. of hydrogen peroxide with 2 liters of water. Pour the water to the rim of the yogurt cup and drop in several seeds.
- Soak the seeds until they begin to sprout. Sprouting time can vary, from 7 to 10 days. Refill the cup as the solution evaporates.
- When one or two seeds begin to sprout, plant all of the seeds in that container, sprouted or not.
- Fill the 16 oz. plastic cup to the rim with moist potting soil. Plant the sprout 1/8-inch below the surface of the soil and dribble a little peroxide water on it. Be careful not to disturb the sprout.
- Place the sprout in direct sunlight or under lights, as close to the bulb as possible. Keep the soil moist.
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