How to Grow Daylilies in Your Garden

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An introduction for a new gardener

Colorful garden with red, blue, or yellow color is so fantastic and charming. It will make up your day and motivate the surrounding environment. As it is known as the exciting flower, daylilies have been developed from 15 varieties into 34,000 hybrids from Central Europe to Far East continent. This flower is naturally dying during the winter season and then bloom in the spring season. Nowadays, the genetic technology has improved this seasonal habit to be able to evergreen in all season.

Planting Period

The best period of planting is during early spring or early fall. Temperature and humidity during these seasons is good to grow the transplanted plant. One of the common ways to grow daylilies is by transplanting the plant after the three or four years from the mother.

After the transplanted activity done, you need to put the new plant in full sunlight for optimum outgrow with more flower compare to part-shade sunlight.

Media and Fertilizer

In general, this flower could grow in any type of soil with the pH balance of 6 in slightly acidic condition. Soil type with more sand mixed with drained clay is preferred. The appropriate soil pH level might support the plant’s root to absorb the nutrients and prevent it from pests.

To grow this plant with more flowers, it has to have enough nutrients from the soil. If the soil condition has not enough nutrients, then you need to consider having fertilizer such as nitrogen, phosphate, and potash in the combination of 5-10-15 part or if your soil needs more phosphate nutrients you could change it into 6-12-12.

How to do Transplantation Plant

First, you need to choose the young plant to transplant and prevent it to loss some water by trimming the leaves into about 5 inches. After that, separate this young plant from the mother by shovel, slide it to the soil in the deep about 12 inches, and lift up the young plant together with the soil. Check visually if the root has some disease; remove some soil from the roots to have more clear visualization.

Prepare for a hole in the soil and plant the young transplant flower. Ensure that it is planted tightly in the soil. The root should be planted deeply in the ground. Then finally, watering with certaindoses, which is not so wet and also not so dry. Too wet could cause the root rotten inside the soil because it is not ready yet to absorb so much water. Meanwhile too dry could cause to lose its moisturizer level.

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