Hemerocallis Growing Guide

Planting Hemerocallis

  • Plant in spring after the last frost.
  • Keep plants cool until planting and be careful that they do not dry out.
  • Choose a planting spot in full sun to partial shade and well-drained, loose soil.
  • Plant with the top of the crown 3 cm (1 in) below soil level and space 30 to 40 cm (12 to 16 in) apart.
  • The roots should not be showing after planting and watering them in lightly.

Growing Hemerocallis

  • These plants prefer a slightly dry start if they are planted in spring. Once they are actively growing it is alright to give them supplemental water once a week, as needed, and enjoy a light application of fertilizer each spring.
  • They make excellent mass plantings where other plants may have trouble growing such as steep hills or in below average soil, or they even work well with trees and shrubs.

Care Hemerocallis

  • Although each flower lasts only one day the blooms follow each other day after day for weeks and you can extend the bloom season by combining early, mid and late blooming varieties.
  • Remove faded flowers promptly for continuous blooming.

Winterizing Hemerocallis

  • Foliage should be cut back in the fall.
  • For new plants, provide a winter mulch of evergreen boughs or salt marsh hay after the ground freezes to help prevent heaving.