Hemerocallus for Pot Culture

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Upon arrival

Open all cartons/crates immediately after arrival, as the plants need fresh air. Always check plants directly after arrival and take notes of possible problems. If there are any problems, be sure to contact your sales representative immediately. Plants should be planted as soon as possible after arrival. Growers should have greenhouse space, pots and planting medium ready. (Check bottom of confirmation for approximate arrival date). If plants cannot be planted immediately they should be stored in a cool location, preferably at a temperature around 35F. Also make sure that you keep the cartons out of the sun and from too much ventilation, plants dry out very quickly.

Do not store the plants in closed boxes, as this will create condensation and might cause the roots to start rotting. If you detect this problem, make sure you take these plants out of the boxes. You cannot store these roots any longer they have to be potted immediately.

General growing info

After planting a bare root Hemerocallis in spring will take about 6-8 weeks before the plant is ready to be sold. It will take 10 weeks for the plant to flower.


Hemerocallis prefers a pH range of about 6.2 to 6.7. We suggest using any bark-based, well-drained, commercial soil-less mix.

Planting and Maintenance

We advise to use a 2Qt or gallon container. Use a pot that corresponds with the size of the roots. Giving roots the space they need will allow plants to reach their optimum size and quality. Prune roots according to pot depth. It's best to prune the roots rather than to scrunch them into the pot.

Plant the crown/eyes at or just below the soil level.

Light Conditions

Daylilies will grow in full sun in the North and will tolerate the same in the South with sufficient moisture. Plants grow well in partial shade, which is preferred for varieties with pastel flowers.


Directly after planting the roots, water the plants thoroughly. Then, do not water until the soil starts to dry or is on the dry side of moist. Keep evenly moist until plants are established. Allow the substrate to dry out between waterings.

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