HAVE: Question about trading daylilies

tastefullyjulie(Lewiston, NY 6)July 11, 2006

I have seen many posts lately about trading daylilies. I have a bunch I want to trade but I was waiting until after they have finished flowering. I have always divided mine either before or after flowering but not during. Am I wrong or confused?


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warmer zones will have earlier bloom times especially on non-rebloomers. but i have traded daylilies when they were blooming. one of my tradees got to see the bloom. i don't know what daylily afficionadas think of this however. also, marryott's sent me daylilies with bloom points present and i got to see the bloom. i think a lot of daylily people hybridize so they need their blooms. and a lot of people just want to enjoy them before trading. barb

    Bookmark   July 11, 2006 at 10:54PM
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tastefullyjulie(Lewiston, NY 6)

Thanks for the info. My daylily foliage always seems to turn an awful yellow color if I divide them midseason and it persists through though the fall. I guess I wouldn't want to send anyone a division like that.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2006 at 11:10AM
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onesherri(z5 OH)

When you ship daylilies , you cut the foliage back about half way. No one would ever know they were once yellow.:) Sherri

    Bookmark   July 12, 2006 at 5:02PM
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tastefullyjulie(Lewiston, NY 6)

I guess I meant that they turn yellow after I move them. I never cut the foliage though. Maybe if I cut it, it would grow in green. Thanks for all the help and for bearing with me, lol.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2006 at 5:21PM
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Just about anytime you transplant a daylily, the leaves will yellow. Most daylily growers are aware of this. Cutting back the foliage helps the plant adjust, so it's not trying to feed all that foliage while it roots in.

I often dig and divide when they're in bloom so I can be sure of what I'm digging. Sometimes, things get mislabel (thanks to my furry companion who kicks markers away), so dividing when they're in bloom insures that my trader gets exactly what I say she's getting.

Some folks say you shouldn't dig and divide in mid summer either. They swear the daylilies will die. But I've been doing it for years with no problem. Daylilies are so darned tough.


    Bookmark   July 24, 2006 at 11:37AM
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tastefullyjulie(Lewiston, NY 6)

Thanks NancyAnn! That's exactly what I wanted to know.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2006 at 11:49AM
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