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HOW TO PLANT A DAYLILY
You can plant daylilies in the fall or spring. By planting in the fall, however, you get a jump start on next spring’s garden. Fall-planted perennials establish strong roots in the several months of late summer and early autumn--and enjoy the cool temperatures. At frost, they’ll die back to the ground, then return the next spring with renewed vigor. Here's how to get them started.
1. Water the soil in the container so it’s easier to extract the daylily from the pot.
2. Dig a hole slightly wider and deeper than the container.
3. Gently turn the daylily in the container on its side and gently remove it from the container (attempting to hold as much soil around the roots as possible.)
4. Position the daylily in the hole and carefully fill in with soil, pressing down firmly around the plant to eliminate air pockets.
5. Water the plants well--then continue to water the daylilies up until the ground freezes to help them establish a strong root system.
6. In areas that receive frost, mulch around the base of the plants with straw or shredded bark or leaves.
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