Some of my daylilies hardly bloomed or didn't bloom at all. Any one else
have this problem? I don't know if it was because of the wet summer that we
have been having or because some of the daylilies are being shaded out by
other plants that have just grown so BIG. Maybe it's time to transplant to
more sunny spots?
More sun should help. There is also a tendency for daylilies to sort
of die down in the center (of a clump, not individual plants) as they
expand at the edges. Digging up, dividing and transplanting is
I haven't a clue. With hard clay soil and a bad back, I've never even
tried. Since they die down in winter (here), it seems logical that
transplanting as the foliage is dying down (but not so gone that you
can't find 'em) would be a good idea. Don't take my word for it. I'm
sure there's lots of expert advice available.
I had the same problem with my daylilies last year, then i remember the
garden centre where i purchased them said to separate them, because they
will spread, and do need plenty of sun.
This year i transplanted some of them, and they are thriving inspite of all
this rainy weather we too, have been having. Hope this helps!
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Well they are only about 3-4 years old. I thought that was too soon to
seperate them. My most beautiful one, Purple Mt Majesty is very sparce.
It doesn't have many leaves at all. I would be afraid to seperate that one.
But that is on that has been shaded by a Meadow Rue, that has gtown so
BIG...maybe I should just transplant to a sunnier spot?
Well, no. I wouldn't transplant them till fall gets here, but YMMV. I lived on
Long Island for 37 years and it was zone 6b. I didn't transplant anything till
at least after Labor Day. At that time, you can amend the soil and add some
fertilizer (I like soft rock phosphate) in the holes where you're moving the
It's not the right time to transplant day lilies here either, if the
authorities I read are right. They said to transplant after flowering but
at least 6 weeks before frost. Well, there isn't that long here between the
2 events, and so here in Zone 3 they should be divided in spring.
Transplanting now for the original poster may be right, but not for
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