Daylilies may not be well suited for the local climate. Daylilies should be spaced 18 to 24 inches apart. The use of a slow-release fertilizer is preferred. Many double-flowered daylilies are diploids. Flowers are smaller, too. The name Hemerocallis comes from the Greek words "Hemera," which means day and "kallos", which means beauty. This will help them get established more quickly. Like any perennial weed, the daylilies will continue to try to send new growth up through the mulch. Diseases. Daylilies are favored by several kinds of wildlife that may frequent your yard. Daylilies are among the most carefree and easy-to-grow perennials. They are very tolerant of a wide range of conditions, and are very forgiving of gardening “mistakes.” But it really pays to give your daylilies the best growing conditions possible. Miniature: These compact varieties range from 12 to 25 inches tall. Your local Cooperative Extension Office may be able to direct you to labs in your area that conduct soil tests for … Daylilies grow best in a soil pH level between 6.0 and 6.5. Planting daylilies too deep will result in reduced flowering and plant decline. Daylilies are some of the easiest perennials to grow, filling almost any space in the garden with a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes. Your burning daylily questions, answered! over the daylily stand, but be prepared to fight with them through the season. Tetraploid daylilies tend to have larger, more intensely colored flowers than diploids. Dig a hole big enough that the roots can be spread out. Soil pH test kits can be purchased at large home and garden centers or through your local nursery. They will nibble them to soil level in just one evening. That said, daylilies grow best in fertile, well drained soil. Tetraploid: These daylilies have 44 chromosomes. Each flower blooms for only one day, which is why daylilies do not make good cut flowers. This can damage the plant to where it may take a couple more years to reach blooming size. Fast-forward to me going down on him, it was too big to fit in my mouth and it fell out, but when it fell out it flung back and smacked onto his stomach and made a really loud slapping noise. Some gardeners have had good luck mowing down daylilies and them smothering them with thick layers of mulch. Build a cone of soil in the middle of the hole and spread the roots along that cone. Leaf Streak: Daylily leaf streak is caused by the fungus Aureobasidium microstictum. It is recommended to not divide daylilies less than 6-8 weeks before the first frost date. Daylilies are popular with hybridizers, and there are over 30,000 named varieties. Daylilies are not fussy about soil and will thrive in places that are too wet or too dry for most other perennials. 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