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Botanical name: Hemerocallis x hybrida
Plant type: Evergreen perennial.
Size (HxW): 50-75cm x 40-70cm
Depth and spacing: The plant may appear dry upon arrival, but they are very tough and recover quickly. Plant where the crown meets the roots. Spread roots evenly below soil. Water well to remove any air pockets. Space approximately 60-70cm apart.
Watering: Water occasionally if rainfall is low. A lack of water will result in fewer flowers.
Frost tolerance: Hardy
Flowering time: Summer generally, but some varieties will flower at other times of the year.
Planting time: Anytime
Soil: Well drained, but will thrive in humus rich conditions.
Climate: Cool to Tropical.
Aspect: Full sun to semi shade.
Fertilizer: Feed in autumn and spring each year with a well-balanced fertilizer or any well-rotted animal manure.
After flowering care: Cut back any dead flower stalks and old foliage.
Comments: Thriving daylilies will grow into large clumps after a few years that can be divided by root division. Use a garden fork and a sharp knife, shake off any excess dirt and make sure that you have a crown with a root system (best done during winter and spring). Trim off the foliage to about 10cm and trim off any dead or damaged roots. Re-plant in a pre-prepared garden bed.

Did you know that daylilies can also be used in cooking! Check out these daylily recipes on Google.

Last Reviewed: 10/27/2004 2:47:49 PM
Keywords: Daylilies, plant care, garden care, garden tip, plant guide, garden guide, perennial, flower bulb, spring bulb

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