Daylilies is a perennial herbaceous plant, not very fastidious culture that will grow in almost any environment. Its flowers are very similar to lilies, but this does not mean that planting daylilies and further care will be similar to caring for Lily.
Before you plant daylilies, you should choose a suitable location. This plant likes sunny places. but it is worth considering that sunlight will promote burnout and the rapid withering of the colors of dark-colored, red and purple varieties. Therefore, it is better for them to choose places with a partial shadow. Ideally, the plant should be shaded from 12 days to 4 pm.
Planting daylilies should occur in well-drained. rich in organic matter. loose soil. If the soil for planting is too heavy, sand and compost should be added to it, otherwise the root system of the daylily will rot and develop poorly. Also the soil must be neutral or slightly acidic.
Since very often gardeners order the plant by mail from various magazines and newspapers, during the mailing the daylily remains without the proper amount of moisture. Therefore, before planting, the plant should be inspected for damage, decay or plaque. Also, such plants will requireadditional sanitization. To do this, the daylily should be washed with clean water, remove rotten patches, dried leaves or roots and treat it with an antiseptic. For this, you can use potassium permanganate or an ordinary antiseptic, which can be purchased at the store.
Daylilies are planted in a large hole. which in diameter is larger than the root system of the plant. The leaves of the bush should be cut to 15 cm. Also, there is an opinion that it is possible to prune the roots, because this can stimulate their neoplasm.
When planting plants it is necessary to pay attention to the root neck (the light strip at the base of leaves, it indicates the depth of its original planting). Root neck should be in-depth not lower than 2-3 cm from ground level.
The plant should be filled with fertile soil, it is good to compact all the space so that no air cavities remain. Do not forget to add little water. After the hole is covered, the daylily should be watered abundantly.
If planting daylilies was held in the fall. it is recommended to monitor soil moisture levels and continually to mulch before the frost. If you do not carry out constant mulching, and the root neck will be too deep, the plant will rot. It can and survive, but next year will not bloom.
If planting daylilies happens summer or spring. recommended daily to water the plants during the week. After 3-4 weeks after planting the plant, it is possible to carry out the first fertilizing with fertilizers.
Daylilies are very well respond to fertilizing and feeding. It will grow better and develop faster. But not always balanced top dressing will be the best for any type of soil. When choosing a fertilizer, it is advisable to know the composition of the soil and its deficiencies on your personal plot. Such an integrated approach will give a balanced amount of necessary substances and compensate for the lack of soil.
Since the daylily is a rather unpretentious plant, itcan survive quite a long drought. Its ramified root system allows it to grow in conditions of limited watering. But, nevertheless, a sufficient volume of water will not only accelerate the growth of the plant, but will also affect the size and number of buds, the formation of daughter bushes. Therefore, not only the planting of daylilies requires a certain amount of water, but also care for it.
If the planting of daylilies and further care for them were carried out correctly, these wonderful plants will please you with their wonderful flowers from the end of spring and until the beginning of autumn. And the wealth and diversity of their color range will impress the most demanding gardeners.