Frequently Asked Questions

The daylily is a member of the Asphodelaceae family, but it is not a lily (LILIUM). Its botanical name is HEMEROCALLIS, derived from two Greek words meaning “beauty” and “day”. Individual blooms are open for only a day, but there are successive flowers for a number of days during the blooming season. The daylily is a fibrous-rooted, hardy, herbaceous perennial. Roots are finger-like in appearance, varying in size from tiny and threadlike to large, rounded, and fleshy. The foliage is narrow and long and grows in a fountain-like spray around the blooms.

Unpack daylilies and air them out immediately. Soak plants in water deep enough to just cover the roots. If you can’t plants right away leave plants in the box in a cool shady place for short-term storage. For longer periods place the plants in a bucket, leave just a couple of inches of water in the bottom of the bucket, keep in a shady cool place. For longer storage daylilies can be potted up in soil to be stored and moved at any time during the growing season.

The soil where you intend to plant your daylilies should be worked into a good loose condition to a depth of at least 1 foot.

Dig a hole larger than the root mass. Make a mound in the center of the hole. Set the plant in place with the roots spread on all sides of the mound.

New plants should be planted about as deep as they grew originally. The original depth can be determined easily by the band of white at the base of the foliage which indicates the part of the plant which was underground.

Do not set the the point where foliage and roots join more than one inch below the surface of the soil. Work the soil around and between the roots as you cover the plant. Avoid air pockets; this can cause the plant to grow poorly. Then firm the soil and water well. When all the water has soaked in, finish filling in the soil, leaving a slight depression around the plant.

Daylilies should be spaced no less than 18 to 24 inches apart on each side.

Most daylilies bloom best in full sun. They will tolerate part-shade conditions, but require a minimum of six hours of direct sun per day. Daylilies should be planted in well-drained soil.

We dig the plants, remove all dirt from the roots and soak them over night. We then wrap the roots in damp paper towels and put a plastic bag over that. The foliage is cut back to a few inches (it grows back quickly). The box is padded with paper and has holes in it for ventilation.

We ship our daylilies via USPS priority mail as it is a dependable service and provides a tracking number.

We ship only to US destinations. We ship from May to October.

We will usually ship your daylily plants weekly on Monday and you will receive a shipping notice. Depending on your location you can expect your order within 1-3 business days.

If you desire a different shipping delivery time, please send us an email.

We ship USPS Priority mail

1-5 items – medium flat rate – $14.25

6-12 items – large flat rate – $19.25

11-20 plants – med+lg boxe – $35

more than 20 plants – $40

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