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Growing Daylilies

Growing Daylilies

Color Wheel Mix Daylilies

Color Wheel Mix Daylilies item #15492


Daylily is a very popular hardy perennial with attractive flowers that each remain open for a single day. A great deal of breeding work has been done and varieties are available in a wide range of colors, flower sizes, and heights. Daylilies are summer flowering, but everblooming types that continue flowering into fall are also available. They are ideal for perennial borders, specimen plants, and providing masses of color. Hardy in zones 3 to 9.

How to Plant

Plant bare root divisions in a hole large enough to hold all the roots without bending. Cover so that the crown is no more than an inch below the top of the soil.


Easy-to-grow plants for full sun to part shade in moist, well-drained soil. Long-lived and low-maintenance. Plants can be divided every 3 to 4 years to propagate them.

Fertilizer Recommendations

Daylilies benefit from regular fertilization. Use full rates of ALGOplus Flowering Plant 4-6-7 liquid fertilizer, Neptune Fish & Seaweed Fertilizer 2-3-1, or Osmocote slow-release 14-14-14

Common Problems

Generally does not suffer from serious pest or disease problems. Aphids, mites, snails, and slugs may feed on plants. Rust disease is an occasional problem.

Alternative Products

Other summer flowering perennials include coneflower, garden phlox, and rudbeckia.

Product Recommendations

Daffodil bulbs can be interplanted with Daylily to create attractive displays with a long season of bloom. Sluggo Plus can be used to control slugs and snails.

Daylily Facts

Daylily flowers and flower buds and flowers are edible and have a spicy flavor. There are thousands of different varieties of daylily on the market.


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