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How to lift and divide day lilies


Learn how to divide and pot on congested day lilies by following Chris Beardshaw's video advice.
Do it: spring and autumn

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kaycurtis 24/11/2011 at 15:27

I always grow day Lilies in pots but I must divide them as they are conjested now, think I will do that tomorrow now that I have been reminded. thank you Chris

Jack Fultz 21/08/2013 at 21:02

I have the time to dig up my daylilies and divide them. I may not have the time in the spring when my work picks up. I plan to trade some of my clumps with a friend that does her dividing in the spring. Will my daylily clumps survive in an unheated garage over the winter until I am ready to replant them? I am in zone 5.

Verdun 21/08/2013 at 23:47

Huya jack,  well, at least get your day lilies in the ground if you can.  They should survive well enough too in the garage.  They are tough beasts

Jack Fultz 13/11/2014 at 14:49

Thanks, Verdun. I pestered my friend over and over and she finally got hers dug up and split. So now I have all replanted in the ground and covered with mulch. I used the time waiting on her to really work the bed where all the lilies were going to reside, adding coffee grounds, a minable amount of Miracle Grow for bulbs and some crushed clay pots (don't throw you cracked/broken pots away) and ran the tiller through the area 5-6 times, adding some new topsoil each pass. My lilies were beautiful, about 40 different varieties purchased from a nearby registered lily breeder, and I hope they are as nice next year. Since this is the first time I have split and replanted these Lilies, I do not know if they bloom the first year after the replant.

I also need to split my pond lilies before the water freezes


Verdun 13/11/2014 at 14:59

Jack, as long as the day lilies pieces are of reasonable size they should flower well next year.  

i would delay on the water lilies though.   Split these in spring

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