Daylilies

Daylilies

These sun loving yellow beauties are sure to be a showstopper in your yard and landscape. Daylilies are perennial plants that come back year after year with new flowers.

Use them in landscapes as foundation plantings, borders, or as accent plants. The yellow flowers will accentuate any other plant that is nearby.

These easy to grow shrubs are cold hardy across most of the United States. Can be grown in USDA growing zones 4-10.

Drought, pest, and disease tolerant these perennial flowers are the real deal! They can adapt to most climates, are low maintenance, and easy to care for. You can divide daylilies in spring to give them plenty of room to grow and spread.

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Daylily Care and Maintenance

Daylily Colors

There are many different daylily varieties whether you’re looking for a yellow daylily or red daylily your garden will be lovely to see.

When Do Daylilies Bloom?

Daylilies can bloom from spring to the first frost depending on what area you live in and if they are reblooming. Although the plant produces many blooms, the individual daylily bloom time only lasts for a day or two. 

When to Transplant Daylilies?

When transplanting daylilies you will want to wait until Spring since this is the ideal time to transplant. The weather conditions and cool soil help your plant recover from transplant shock with ease. 

How to Grow Daylilies

When growing daylilies you’ll want to make sure you plant in the right conditions. Reblooming daylily plants prefer full sun to partial shade as well as well draining soil. The flowers are 3 inches wide in a trumpet shape and will rebloom time and time again during the spring and summer growing season. Deadheading spent flower blossoms will encourage new ones to shoot up.

How to Plant Daylilies

Daylilies should be planted in a full sun area that gets at least 6 hours of sunlight. The planting site should have moist, well-draining soil. As far as where to plant daylilies, they should be planted in USDA zones 4-9 depending on the variety. 

How to Care for Daylilies

Daylily care includes making sure your plant is receiving at least 6 hours of sunlight, proper watering, dividing your daylilies, and deadheading them. 

When to Cut Back Daylilies

When pruning daylilies you want to prune in late summer or fall. You will want to remove any dead or damaged foliage and cut back all others within a few inches of the ground. 

How to Deadhead Daylilies

Deadheading daylilies is quick and easy. As soon as you notice that you have spent flowers on your plant you can either pinch off the spent flower blooms or take sharp scissors and cut them off. The benefits of deadheading your daylily flowers promote new growth and encourage your plant to bloom more flowers.

Do Daylilies Spread?

Daylilies do spread in large clumps creating a ground cover of daylilies. If this occurs you will want to divide your daylilies especially if your plant decreases its production of blooms.

Daylily Companion Plants

Many plants can be paired with beautiful daylilies. Here is a list of what plants we think is best as companion plants: holly, liriope, and blue agapanthus.

Landscaping With Daylilies

Daylilies can be incorporated in your landscaping in many ways. You can keep your daylilies in pots, create a daylily garden/ flower garden, or use them as a border plant. 

Best Fertilizer for Daylilies

Daylily fertilizer should be a ratio of 10-10-10 and should be applied every spring before the growing season to encourage the maximum amount of growth. Our Slow Release Fertilizer will do your daylily plants wonders!