Growing Day lilies in AZ

I would like to know if Day lilies can be grown in south central AZ. I have just returned from the Midwest and have decided that I would like to grow these flowers here.
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On 8/7/2011 10:50 PM, MJ Buzardbait wrote:

I have never tried but I suspect that they can be although a bit of extra bother might be involved. Two reasons: Hemerocallis are mighty tough plants, verging on weed status in some places. But more importantly there are daylily societies and clubs in Arizona which pretty much proves that they can be grown there. http://www.daylilies.org/AHSreg7.html
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MJ Buzardbait wrote:

they are pretty hardy plants in general. i'm not sure how well they would do there with the intense sunshine. perhaps they would need some shade during the day instead of full sun like they get here.
would they be irrigated?
but i have no direct experience growing anyting in AZ.
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On 8/7/11 7:50 PM, MJ Buzardbait wrote:

Sunset's "Western Garden Book" says that daylilies (Hemerocallis) will do quite well in all parts of the west except Alaska. I suggest you wait until October to plant them. Then, the daytime air temperatures will start to cool while the soil remains warm. This will encourage root growth without putting stress on the foliage.
Anyone in or west of the Rocky Mountains who is serious about gardening should have a copy of Sunset's "Western Garden Book". Once you get it, the first thing you need to do is determine your Sunset climate zone. While US Department of Agriculture zones only consider winter low temperatures, Sunset zones also consider total amount of winter chill (hours below 45F), summer high temperatures, humidity, winds, etc.
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Is there a comparable volume for those of us east of the Mississippi?
Thanks
Chris
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On 8/8/11 4:42 PM, Chris Thompson wrote:

"Sunset" is a monthly magazine that calls itself the magazine of western living. There is a Sunset garden book intended for nation-wide use, but I do not know anything about its contents or the quality thereof.
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I was pleasantly amazed this year when my wife bought some Asian lilies. We buy the fragrant StarGazers in the store. But these were a different genus. I expected them to wilt and die in our heat in a week. They took hold, and flourished and flowered. They are still healthy and green, and will get fertilized this week.
I think it is a combination of things like any plant. First, make a good hole and put good starter soil in it. Add a SMALL amount of fertilizer unless you are using fertilized soil. Wet the hole first. Watch the watering for a while every time it comes on and adjust to get it right. Plant it in a place where it is probable the mix of sun/shade will be good. Lastly, check on it often, particularly in the first few weeks of growth. And then learn how to cut back the plant so it isn't spending a lot of energy on branches that have flowered and now will go nowhere.
The main thing I can say about gardens is: If you check on them every day, or even more than that, you will have a higher chance of success. I got two big honking tomato worms on one of my tomato plants the other day. They sekeletonized the top half. Lucky I caught it, or they would have gone down the row. Daily or more frequent checking nips trouble in the bud, as Barney Fife used to say ................... Andy, we need to nip this in the bud...................
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