Daylilies in your container garden


ken sharpDaylilies are a wonderful flower that you can enjoy everyday. The Daylily is a very strong flower that can withstand temperature changes and heavy rains. The Daylily is also free from many insects that usually infest other plants and flowers.

Be careful on where you place the Daylily in your container garden, because this flower can grow very large and might put excess shade on some of your smaller plants and will definately crowd them out. Daylilies are best when they are used for beds or borders.

Daylilies require lots of sunlight and soil that has good drainage. When planning on where to place the Daylily, remember that the flowers will turn to face the sun, so keep this in mind as you prepare your garden. The Dayliliy will grow in a party shaded environment, but its flowers will not bloom completely. To make your Daylilies bloom to its maximum, you will need to make sure that you give them a lot of moisture and fertilizer just before bloom time. The best fertilizer to use is organic liquid-soluble, granular, or foliar-applied fertilizers. Always follow the fertilizers instructions for best performance.

Late summer or early in the springtime is the best times to transplant the Daylily. The Daylily can grow well with very little maintenance. They can also go for many years without division. Every years, its best to put fresh compost and fertilizer around the base of the plant to encourage its growth. Cutting back the foilage in the late summer or early spring is best for the plant. Remove any brown leaves and cut back other leaves down to a few inches of the ground. When buying your Daylily from a store or through a mail order catalouge, inspect the underside of the leaves before you plant it in your container garden. If you find any small rust colored dots, the plant has new rust disease. Remove all the infected leaves before planting. The Dayliliy very rarely encounters any insect problems during its lifetime. So it will do well in your container garden.

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