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Old 11-02-2003, 08:13 PM
Rosie
 
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I have several CLUMPS of day lilies (probably several hundred individual
flowers now) in my new garden - when is the best time to split them up?
They are just emerging now.

ROSIE (Somerset)




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Old 11-02-2003, 08:21 PM
Gary Woods
 
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"Rosie" wrote:

I have several CLUMPS of day lilies (probably several hundred individual
flowers now) in my new garden - when is the best time to split them up?


Conventional wisdom is when they're dormant; practically speaking, they're
hard to kill. Dig 'em up, break 'em apart, bung 'em in the ground.


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Old 11-02-2003, 09:32 PM
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"Rosie" wrote:

I have several CLUMPS of day lilies (probably several hundred individual
flowers now) in my new garden - when is the best time to split them up?


Then Gary answered:
Conventional wisdom is when they're dormant; practically speaking, they're
hard to kill. Dig 'em up, break 'em apart, bung 'em in the ground.


I second that, I've moved several clumps, each time generously giving some
to the neighbours. Lovely site as you drive up the road, we are all colour
co-ordinated!

Crocosmia are just the same, I'm sure I only planted 5, not the hundreds
I've now got.

Steve


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Old 14-02-2003, 11:36 AM
Derek Carver
 
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The best time to move daylilies is "When you've got time"

They are nature's easiest of plants to move. You can even leave them out of
the ground for ages and they will still get going again.

Remember to split the clump. There's no sense in replanting large sections
because they increase quite readily.

But if I might presume to give a bit of advice is don't overfill your garden
with the very old varieties. Modern (and I mean the past 30 years) cultivars
give much more flower value. It might mean going to specialist suppliers but
you'll find it worth it, believe me. We now have over 600 of such varieties.

Derek Carver
Oxshott, Surrey
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Old 15-02-2003, 03:08 AM
Rodger Whitlock
 
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On Fri, 14 Feb 2003 12:36:31 GMT, Janet Baraclough
wrote:

...I'd like some daylilies in
shades of very dark red (a sort of blackish red) and dark purple, as
long flowering as possible. As I live by the sea I need varieties with
strong flower stems.


Beware daylily cultivars & forms that don't drop the faded
flowers readily. I have a lovely maroon daylily that retains the
spent flowers and looks a mess as a result. Too bad: I once saw
such a daylily adjacent to a deep blue agapanthus in a garden
center (a chance juxtaposition of pots) and thought the
combination would be worth imitating in the garden.

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Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada


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