How deep do Tiger Lily roots go? I want to plant something along the top of...

Asked June 24, 2014, 9:07 PM EDT

How deep do Tiger Lily roots go? I want to plant something along the top of our wooded ravine lot that will grow in partial shade and protect the steep bank. What about Day Lilies? Any suggestions welcome, we are more concerned with preserving the edge of the ravine than flowers.

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Daylilies grow best in full sun. They will tolerate light shade, but flower best with a minimum of six hours of direct sun. Daylilies should not be planted near trees that are likely to compete for moisture and nutrients. They do not flower well in partial shade. Their roots are about 12 inches deep. http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/flowers/growing-daylilies/

I appreciate the information. IT sounds like you would not recommend day lilies for my situation. Is there another plant that you would recommend? I'm looking for something to plant to plant in the transition area at the edge of our yard and steep wooded ravine, quite a bit of shade, good soil. I am wanting to preserve the soil more than grow flowers or pretty foliage.

Here is a link to a site that recommends the best plants for many tough sites. You should be able to find a variety of excellent solutions to this problem!
http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/landscaping/best-plants-for-tough-sites/docs/08464-s...