Cultivation

cultivation

Hemerocallis (Daylilies)

Strutter's Ball

Daylilies (Hemerocallis) are extremely tough and resiliant perennials. They will tolerate a wide range of conditions including drought, although for maximum performance an organic rich, open structured, well drained, moisture retentive soil is ideal. The plants would benefit from a feed and mulch in spring.

The daylilies we produce are sold bare-rooted. This means that most of the soil that they were grown in will have been cleaned away from the plants prior to dispatch to the customer. In addition, most of the foliage will have been removed from the plants to help them establish in their new home. What the customer does on receipt of the plants depends on the time of year.

Between October and April, open the package immediately and soak the roots for 2 to 3 hours in water. Then either pot them up individually in pots just a bit larger than the root system, in a suitable compost for planting out later, or plant out 18" apart in a suitable position straight away, with the crowns resting on or just below the soil surface. Then water them well and leave to develop. Do not plant out if the ground is waterlogged, frozen or if heavy frost is expected.

Between May and August, open the package immediately and soak the roots for 2 to 3 hours in water. Then pot them up individually in pots just a bit larger than the root system, in a suitable compost, water well, and place in a shady location. Keep the compost just moist, and the plants growing in the pots for at least 3 weeks prior to planting out in their permanent positions. When planting out, their crowns should be resting on or just below the soil surface. Plant 18" apart. Water them well, and periodically in dry weather until established. However, take care not to overwater during this period as the fine root systems need to develop during the establisment period.

Depending on the variety and time of planting, daylilies may or may not flower in their first season after planting.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries regarding cultivation.

Hostas

Summer Wine

Hostas grow best in a moist, fertile soil that has been enriched with well-rotted compost. Whether they are planted in partial or full shade is really dependent on the type of leaf colouring that a particular Hosta produces. The amount of sunlight a Hosta receives will affect it's leaf performance. Although some varieties can grow quite happily in full sun, it is not recommended for these plants as the leaves can fade and burn. In addition it is generally difficult to maintain the moisture levels in the soil that Hostas require.

Golden and yellow-leaved Hostas grow best with some level of sunlight to bring out the golden hues. So as a guideline, light to partial shade is probably best.

Green leaved Hostas can take some sun, but much less then golden leaved varieties. It is best to plant green varieties in partial or total shade.

Blue-leaved varieties need a little sun to maintain colour, so plant these in partial shade. If planted in deep shade the quality of blueness may disappear during the growing season.

Variegated Hostas generally prefer full shade to emphasize the variegation, although positioning should be determined by the dominant colouring of each variety.

The Hostas we produce are sold bare-rooted. This means that most of the soil that they were grown in will have been cleaned away from the plants prior to despatch to the customer. In addition, most of the foliage will have been removed from the plants to help them establish in their new home. What the customer does on receipt of the plants depends on the time of year.

Between October and April, open the package immediately and soak the roots for 2 to 3 hours in water. Then either pot them up individually in pots just a bit larger than the root system, in a suitable compost for planting out later, and place in a shady position, or plant out in a suitable position straight away, with the crowns below the soil surface. Then water them well and leave to develop. Do not plant out if the ground is frozen or if heavy frost is expected.

Between May and August, open the package immediately and soak the roots for 2 to 3 hours in water. Then pot them up individually in pots just a bit larger than the root system, in a suitable compost, water well, and place in a shady position. Keep the compost just moist, and the plants growing in the pots for at least 3 weeks prior to planting out in their permanent positions. When planting out, their crowns should be below the soil surface. Water them well, and periodically in dry weather until established.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries regarding cultivation.

Other Perennials

Hosta Leola Fraim

We also provide a small range of other quality perennial plants and seeds.

Check out our perennials.

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More about our Daylilies

The ideal growing conditions for Hemerocallis are a well-drained, moisture retentive soil with plenty of organic matter added. Despite this they are very tough plants, and will tolerate most growing conditions.

The Hemerocallis we provide are sent to our customers bare-rooted. This allows us to be able to deliver good quality plants at a competitive price. Provided the ground is frost-free we deliver all year round. For information regarding what to do once you receive bare-rooted plants, please click the 'cultivation' link.

2016 Daylily introductions.

2015 Daylily introductions.

2014 Daylily introductions.

2013 Daylily introductions.

2012 Daylily introductions.

Daylilies A to C.

Daylilies D to L.

Daylilies M to S

Daylilies S to Z

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