My Daylilies Are Turning Yellow

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Most daylilies are sturdy plants that require little attention to thrive given enough sunlight and water. Daylily leaves may turn yellow as the result of too little or too much water and several more serious problems. Fertility Daylilies are undemanding in terms of fertility, most requiring little or no fertilizer during their lifetime. If, however,…


Facts About Daylilies

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The daylily is a widely grown perennial flower that blooms continuously through the spring and summer months. Its botanical name is Hemerocallis, which means "beautiful for a day." The name reflects the reality that daylilies’ blooms last for only one day. Identification Of the approximately 32,000 registered daylilies, more than 12,000 types are available commercially,…


What to Do With Daylilies in the Fall?

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Over 50,000 different cultivars of daylilies (Hemerocallis spp.) exist, all perennials that grow from fleshy, tuberlike roots. They produce green, strappy leaves in a mounding clump and produce tall stems, called scapes, that yield trumpet-shaped flowers that each lasts no more than 24 hours. In fall, maintenance tasks drop off, but depending on geography, daylilies…


Can I Cut Back Daylilies That are Still Green in the Winter?

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Well over 50,000 different cultivars of daylily (Hemerocallis spp.) exist, all producing trumpet-like flowers in a variety of forms. Plants are either winter dormant, partially evergreen or evergreen, describing the persistence of leaves across the colder winter months. Geography Daylilies regarded as semi-evergreen or evergreen retain their green leaves in winter only if the climate…


What Are Siloam Daylilies?

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Daylilies have intrigued American perennial gardeners since plant geneticist Arlow Stout began tinkering with their chromosomes in the 1930s. Although many hemerocallis hybridizers possess horticultural training, many are hobbyists — gardeners with an interest in a specific species. The Siloam daylilies, developed in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, were created by a gifted hobbyist. Pauline Henry Pauline…


Type of Soil for Daylilies

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Daylilies are easy-to-grow garden perennials that will tolerate many different soil types. Despite the name, daylilies are not actually lilies. The word is derived from Greek words meaning "day" and "beauty." The description is fitting, as daylilies bloom for only a single day. The flowers bloom in a wide variety of colors, and in the…


Ever-Flowering Daylilies

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Daylilies — Hemerocallis spp. — are desirable for their hardy nature and wide array of colors and patterns. The flowers of daylilies bloom for just one day, opening in the morning and fading as dusk draws near. Because daylilies put out a flower each morning, they look as if they are in continual bloom. Ever-flowering…


Can Daylilies Be Moved in the Winter?

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An established clump of daylilies can be moved from one area in the yard to another in the winter in warm southern climates. Daylilies are resilient herbaceous perennials that can be planted successfully at any time during the growing season. As long as the ground is not frozen and the soil can be worked easily…


How to Make Daylilies Multiply

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Multiplying is one of the things that daylilies do very well. A very hardy plant, the roots of daylilies can be dug up and divided during most of the growing season. Healthy daylilies have even been known to produce small plants at the top of old flower stems that can be cut and planted. Whether…


How to Grow Daylilies From Seed Pods

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Daylilies are simple to propagate by seed. When your daylilies drop their flowers, their seed pods become easily visible. Once you pick and shell the pods, the seed can be planted immediately. Start your daylilies indoors; when the daylily seedlings reach a few inches in height, they are ready to brave the outdoors. Growing daylilies…


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