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Thought I lost my Daylily's

Postby Black Dahlia » Jul 09, 2012 7:12 pm

My boyfriend's Mom gave me a bunch of Daylily's of different colors out of her garden when I started mine a few weeks back. I thought I lost them as the leaves were turning brown but they seem to have new growth as well. So happy as she doesn't give these away to just anyone, they are some of her favorites. I was worried for a while there that I would have to tell her that they died in the transfer but they're starting to look better again. Yay! lol
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Re: Thought I lost my Daylily's

Postby agedgardener2 » Jul 09, 2012 7:22 pm

Best to keep on the right side of future MIL. Joy
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Re: Thought I lost my Daylily's

Postby Heidi S » Jul 09, 2012 8:22 pm

If you keep them well watered, give them a bit of food (lower nitrogen) before August, they should settle in just fine. Day lilies are quite sturdy, once they get themselves settled in.

Should be just fine by next year!
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Re: Thought I lost my Daylily's

Postby Black Dahlia » Jul 09, 2012 9:19 pm

Thanks Heidi! I will keep that in mind.
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Re: Thought I lost my Daylily's

Postby Clyde212 » Jul 09, 2012 9:45 pm

Also, snap of any scapes they try to form. It is hard, but the plant need all it's energy to form new roots. My order of 25 + daylilies got stuck in the Canada Post strike last year for 3 weeks and only lost one!

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Re: Thought I lost my Daylily's

Postby Black Dahlia » Jul 09, 2012 10:03 pm

So it's best not to let them bloom first year? Ok good to know! Thanks! :)
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Re: Thought I lost my Daylily's

Postby Clyde212 » Jul 09, 2012 11:08 pm

Black Dahlia wrote:So it's best not to let them bloom first year? Ok good to know! Thanks! :)


Yes, especially if they have had a hard time. You will be rewarded with stronger plants.
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