Daylilies come in all shades of yellow, orange and red. They have strappy leaves, and many kinds continue to bloom all summer long.
Things You’ll Need
- Bypass Pruners
- Compost Makers
- Look for plants at nurseries in spring through fall.
- Buy daylilies in 6-inch to 1-gallon containers.
- Choose healthy-looking plants with signs of new growth in leaf and flower bud.
- Plant daylilies in full sun and well-drained soil.
- Add a light application of organic fertilizer to the planting hole.
- Place the plants no deeper than they were growing in the containers.
Set the plants 1 foot apart.
Mulch around but not on top of the plants with 3 inches of organic compost.
Water well until soil is completely moist.
Caring for Daylily
- Remove old foliage in spring using bypass pruners to cut off the old stems.
- Apply a light application of organic fertilizer on top of the soil; follow package directions.
- Mulch around but not on top of the plants with 3 inches of organic compost in spring.
- Water weekly until soil is completely moist in summers with no rainfall.