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daylily clump ready for division

Hemerocallis species


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Sow in fall or stratify seed 6 weeks, sow just covered. Does well in most soils, including clay, but prefers them neutral to slightly acidic and well-drained. Moist partial shade ideal, and well suited to bog gardens; full sun and dry conditions are often well tolerated. Zone 2-10

Divide the tough root system into clumps of 4" or greater, using a spade or pry the clump apart using two pitchforks facing away from each other, up to two months before frost hits hard. In warmer areas, divide only in early spring or late fall. Purchased specimens best planted in early spring

Daylily - Hemerocallis - clump divisionDaylily - Hemerocallis - planted after clump division

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