Daylilies are very easy to grow with few restrictions. Like other perennials they will reward you if given a good soaking every few days in summer and autumn and fertilized regularly. They can be left in the same place for four years and will reach peak flowering in the second and third years. They are drought resistant and their root system will bind loose soil and reduce erosion.

While each bloom only lasts a day, a mature Daylily plant more than makes up for this with an abundant display of flowers, with 20 -30 buds on each scape. Re-blooming varieties can flower continuously for six months. Equal to roses in bloom period Daylilies will also provide colour in your garden over summer.

The ideal planting time is autumn, winter and spring, although they can be planted at any time of the year. Cover the crown with about 2.5 cm (1’) of soil and leave about 60cm between plants. After planting, keep the roots moist for about a month. About six weeks after planting give your Daylily a feed with a balanced fertilizer.

After your Irises have finished flowering your Daylilies will keep your garden in colour.

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