Daylilies

Asked September 20, 2020, 4:48 PM EDT

Hi, I have established flower beds that Im redoing. I have to add about 6" of dirt to the top of them because I put new!borders àround them to raise them. I know the bulbs should be taken out ànd replanted, but if I leave the daylilies and add about 6" or so of dirt on top will they come up or do I need to dig them all out ànd replant.? Tia Diane Bryce

Lapeer County Michigan

1 Response

Hello,

When replanting daylily’s you will want to position the crown of the plant (where roots meet stem) no more than an inch below the soil surface. Most daylilies prefer growing in soil that drains well. They also like added mulch which helps resist weeds, while maintaining and conserving moisture.

For more information on daylily growing see the following links

https://hgic.clemson.edu/factsheet/daylily/