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  • Do Daylilies Need Sun Or Shade

    Do Daylilies Need Sun or Shade? Daylilies have become hugely popular amongst gardeners of all levels. Whether you are an experienced gardener or a complete novice, you can really add some beauty and colour to your outdoor area with daylilies. In addition, they are easy to maintain, available in a variety of stunning colours, and can bring out the best in your garden. You should remember that daylilies are plants with tuberous roots and not bulbs, which is something that will affect the way in which you plant and grow them. One thing you need to be mindful of is, where you plant your daylilies so that they benefit from the perfect conditions from optimum growth. So, should you plant them in the sun or the shade? Can daylilies tolerate strong sunlight or constant shade? The Best Place To Grow These Plants If you are new to growing daylilies, you may be wondering whether they need to be in the sun or the shade in order to flourish. Well, they actually need both to a certain degree. Your daylilies should get at least six hours of sun each day for optimum growth. However, you also need to consider the harshness of the sun. Really strong sunlight may not be ideal for these plants, so you should work out the best place for planting based on which part of your garden gets the sun at certain times of the day. The midday sun tends to be the harshest, so it is best to aim for an area that gets the early morning sunshine or late afternoon sun. This means that your plants will still be able to benefit from the sun exposure they need. However, this will be more subtle exposure rathe Read More...

  • Do Daylilies Change Colours

    Do Daylilies Change Colours? - What Makes Daylilies Change Colours? Popular amongst gardening enthusiasts and landscapers at all levels, daylilies have become an integral part of many peoples gardens and outdoor areas. There are many reasons why people choose daylilies as part of their floral garden display, from their ease of maintenance and hardiness through to their natural beauty and vibrant colours. When it comes to colours, daylilies offer many options. You can select from a rainbow of colours, with some really unusual and eye-catching ones that combine rich and contrasting colours as well as elegant and delicate ones in beautiful shades. This enables you to create a really vibrant and colourful display in your garden, which will really add to the aesthetic beauty of your outdoor area. Changing Colours In Different Temperatures And Climates One thing that it is worth bearing in mind when you are choosing, buying and planting your daylilies is that in some cases they can change colour. This is generally as a result of weather conditions – for instance, the Hillbilly Heart daylily displays rich cream and red colours on a hot day but on a cooler, raining day it can change to a far paler main colour with a pink eye and trim. These beautiful flowers may also change colour when the weather is frosty or if the daylily flower happens to re-bloom during the winter. This can happen because the icy cold and low temperatures make it impossible for the flowers to display true colours, as they need warmth in order to do this. Therefore, during frosty and cold weather you may Read More...

  • How Far Apart Do You Plant Daylilies

    How Far Apart Do You Plant Daylilies? The versatility, beauty and ease of maintenance of daylilies make them very popular with gardeners of all levels. These are stunning flowers that can add beauty and colour to any outdoor area. However, in order to make the most of daylilies you need to make sure that they are properly planted and maintained. When it comes to maintenance, these plants require minimal effort, as daylilies are extremely hardy once they are established to your climate temperatures, growing in your Australian garden, they will largely look after themselves. However, when you are planting daylily roots you do need to bear a few things in mind in order to enable your new daylilies to flourish. One of the key considerations you have to take into account when it comes to planting daylilies is how far apart you should plant them. It is important to remember that they will need room to grow and flourish so don’t be tempted to try and cram them in as closely as possible. In fact, you need to pay special attention to the distance you leave between each plant in order to ensure that you give them adequate room to grow. When you are digging holes for your daylilies, you should make sure that you dig them a couple of inches wider and deeper than the plants root systems. In addition, you need to make sure you leave around one and a half feet between each of the holes. This will make sure that your newly planted daylilies are not only at the right distance apart but also the correct depth. Other considerations when planting daylilies There are a number of other im Read More...

  • Different Types Of Daylilies

    Different Types of Daylilies. Daylilies are a hugely popular choice amongst gardening enthusiasts of all levels, as they offer a range of benefits in addition to helping you to create a stunning outdoor area. The daylily has evolved dramatically over the years and from the traditional daylily there are now many different variations and hybrid options, which means that you can now get these beautiful flowers in a wide range of colours and patterns to suit your tastes and preferences. They are also available in different heights, so you can mix and match to create a wonderful and colourful display in your garden or outdoor area. Different Variations to Consider In addition to the colour and the size of the many different daylily plants that you can choose from these days, there are a number of variations that are centred around the foliage during the winter. This can impact on how hardy the plants are and whether they are suited to hot or cold areas. The variations include: Dormant: With dormant plants you can benefit from a higher level of hardiness. The leaves of these plants turn yellow or brown during the autumn but can be removed from the crown with ease. The plant will then remain dormant over the course of the winter until spring rolls around. Evergreens:  While most people prefer evergreens, the truth is deep down, they are the least hardy of all these plants, and tend not to cope as well when it comes to extreme winter conditions, when they may end up freezing and then thawing repeatedly. This is why it is always advisable to add mulch in potential problem area Read More...

  • How To Identify Daylilies

        How to identify Daylilies? Those who like creating attractive gardens, outdoor areas, and even balconies, have different tastes and preferences when it comes to what they plant. However, one type of flower that is popular with most garden enthusiasts is the daylily. The ease of maintenance, natural beauty, vibrant colours, and wonderful fragrance are just a few of the qualities that have made them so popular. There are various options available in terms of daylily colour, size, features, and type. Description of the daylily First off, it is important to bear in mind that the daylily is a root and not a bulb. This will affect the planting process if you want to make the most of these stunning flowers. So, what do daylilies look like? Well, there are various different types of daylily so the description will vary based on the type you are interested in planting. Some of these variations include:     Double daylilies Single daylilies Spider daylilies Miniature daylilies Vintage daylilies Each of these variations has its own unique charm and beauty, and you can use a combination of them to really add a special touch to your outdoor area. Double daylilies: These flowers are easy to identify because they come with a layer of additional petals. These extra petals are clustered in the centre but the amount of additional petals can vary. Some double daylilies have an appearance that is similar to a rose but the fragrance is not as strong. Single daylilies: The single daylily has six petals that come in two layers of 3. However, the bottom layer Read More...

  • All Daylily Care And Maintenance

    Daylilies have become a hugely popular plant option amongst each and all seasoned, novice and professional gardeners, as they are all attractive and easy to care for. The ease of maintenance that you get to enjoy is a huge bonus, particularly if you do not have much time to invest in gardening and plant care. While these plants do not require a huge amount of attention, it is important to know the basics of all daylily care and maintenance in order to make the most of them. How to care for your daylilies after planting Daylilies are best planted either in spring or during the autumn. You should plant them between one and three feet apart and make sure you prepare the soil properly. If your soil is clay or sandy, make sure you add organic matter in the hole that you dig for planting. You should also make sure that your plants are able to get at least six hours of sun per day – preferably the less harsh morning sun. Take this into consideration when planting. You also need to consider the regular care and maintenance of your daylilies. Some of the steps you should take to care and maintain them include: Each spring, add a thin layer of compost and follow this with a two inch layer of mulch. This will help with moisture retention as well as assisting with weed control. Do not fertilise excessively, as this could have a negative impact when it comes to the production of flowers. If rainfall during the summer is less than one inch per week, make sure you hydrate the plants with regular watering. Remove nearby weeds to ensure that your plants are not deprived of moistur Read More...

  • Caring for Your Daylilies in the Winter

    How to care for your daylilies in the winter. While many of us enjoy spending time in our colourful and fragrant gardens during the spring and summer, when winter rolls around the garden can start to look quite bleak and barren. One thing you can do in order to enjoy a brighter, more attractive wintertime garden is to ensure you look after your plants and get them ready for the winter, which includes your daylilies. There are a number of steps to take in order to ensure that you are able to properly care for your daylilies in the winter. You need to ensure you start preparing during the autumn, so that the plants are able to handle the harsher winter climate when it comes around. Key steps to take There are a number of key steps that you need to take in order to ensure you are able to care properly for your daylilies when winter comes around. Some of the measures you need to take include: Keeping your plants hydrated: If the weather has been quite dry during the autumn, you need to make sure you keep the plants hydrated. You should make sure you water them up until the onset of winter, as if they are not hydrated enough by the times winter rolls around they will struggle to handle the stresses of the colder season. You can stop watering them then the ground starts to freeze over. Guard against infection: It is also important to guard against infection from the various diseases that can affect daylilies such as fungal diseases. Make sure you keep an eye on the leaves and remove any infected leaves, which then be properly disposed of to minimise on the risk of re-infectio Read More...

  • Are Daylilies Fast Growing?

    Are daylilies fast growing? When it comes to beautiful, elegant, and colourful flowers for your garden, daylilies are the perfect choice. These flowers are hugely popular with both seasoned and novice gardeners, as they offer easy maintenance as well as natural beauty to brighten up any outdoor area. But just how quickly do daylilies grow? Some people are keen to have plants and flowers that multiply and grow quickly, so that they do not have to wait around in order to enjoy the fragrance and aesthetic appeal that they bring. However, the rate at which daylilies grow can vary based on a number of factors. What can make a difference to the growth rate of daylilies? There are various things that can affect the growth rate of daylilies. This includes where they are planted and what sort of climate they are exposed to. You also need to ensure that you properly maintain your daylilies in order to benefit from maximum growth rate. Daylilies can look beautiful when grown in pots, which is a popular option for those that do not have a garden and want to brighten up their balcony instead. However, it is important to bear in mind that these flowers do grow more slowly in pots than they would when planted in the ground. Another key point is the climate in which you are growing daylilies. If you have cold winters in the area you live in, then this can slow down the rate at which these flowers will grow. However, those living in tropical areas will benefit from a faster growth rate because the daylilies will not be exposed to harsh temperatures and cold winters. Lack of proper fe Read More...

  • Collecting Saving Storing Daylily Seeds

    Collecting saving storing daylily seeds from your favourite daylily cross, can be exciting but more rewarding when you eventually see the flower buds appear. By saving seeds this will give you a complete new variety of daylily. You can develop your own seed strains by hand pollinating the daylily flowers that you want by hybridising two flowers together. The stigma is located at the very end of the long single pistol. It sits in amongst the cluster of stamens, coming from the throat of the daylily flower.  If the crosses take, it only takes 30 minutes for the pollen to work down the pollen tube and to start producing a seedpod. But you have to have crossed the right daylily varieties together for this to pay off. Once you have crossed the right flowers together you can cover up the flower that you've dabbed the pollen on to the stigma, with a small drawstring nylon mesh bag. This serves two purposes - To keep other pollinators such as bees and insects off the flowers you have just hybridised. If you forget to collect the seeds all the seeds won't be lost. It only takes 6 to 8 weeks from pollination to seed saving the seeds. The waiting period is broken up as, 6 weeks for tetraploid daylilies and 8 weeks for diploids. The right timing to collect and harvest daylily seeds is important. Collecting daylily seeds before time can result in a big disaster. Removing Daylily Seed Pods Part of caring for daylilies is removing daylily seeds. This is done when the seed pods are fully developed, ripe and plump. This is when the seed case starts to split and the seedpod has gon Read More...

  • Caring For Daylilies After They Bloom

    Daylilies are beautiful plants that can help to brighten up any outdoor area. However, in order to make the most of them you need to ensure that you care for them properly. While they do not require a great deal of maintenance, it is important to familiarise yourself with how to care for daylilies after they bloom, so that you can continue enjoying their colour and beauty. Steps to take when caring for your plants after blooming Here are the four best steps that you need to do to take the best care of your daylilies to maintain them once they have bloomed. This includes: Remove the seedpods: Some flowers will start to develop seed pods after they have finished blooming and these seed pods can result in the energy and nutrient levels being depleted. The best way to avoid the weakening of the plants, is to remove the seedpods, which will result in a much healthier plant and should increased the flower numbers. During the bloom period deadhead the flowers from the plants once or twice per week. Continue watering them: Even though the plants have bloomed, you still need to make sure that the soil is moist enough for the daylilies. A deep watering once weekly should provide adequate moisture. Make sure you also remove any weeds from nearby so that they do not take the moisture away from your plants. Prepare them for winter: After blooming and during autumn, you need to start preparing your plants for the winter. Keep them properly watered until the onset of winter and make sure you keep your eye out for any signs of diseased leaves, which you will need to remove and dispose Read More...

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