I currently have around 80 different daylilies around my tiny 50x100 plot where half is covered by my house, and always look to add another. The back yard is partially shaded and the front is in full sun. All bloom well regardless of where they are planted. They cross breed naturally and occasionally with some help from me. The tallest is over 5' and the smallest is around 8" with a 2" blossom. Some are rebloomers-NOT all Stella D'Oro. I have no favorites although I do love the smaller ones. There are no deer where I live, so other than the squirrels and rabbits, no creatures usually bother them. I have planted them at almost every season except mid winter. I love shopping the garden centers after the season to pick up any leftovers at discount prices, which in some cases can be quite extravagant. It is April and the foliage is already 6"+ high. If the rain continues, I should have a richly rewarding season of blooms.
I have planted Day Lilies in the past, they bloom and then the deer will come and eat the flowers and the leaves.
I stopped planting them because of this problem.
This year we had work done on our yard and the landscaper put some new plants into the garden
This morning the Deer had eaten all the leaves down to the ground.
Any Suggestions to keep the Deer away!!!
Yes! A mixture of cayenne pepper and water. Use a spray bottle, Spray all parts of the plants. it’s inexpensive and you can spray them after a rain to keep the deer away..
I have a daylily in a pot that I've had for maybe 6-8 years. Despite my brown thumb, I managed to keep it alive and flowering. However, for the last 3-4 years it has not flowered at all. The leaves grow nicely, I have it in a sunny spot, the pot drains well, and I have mulch on top to keep the moisture in. The only other thing I can think of is that it has outgrown it's pot. Can you tell me if you think that's the case, or if you have any other ideas? I am in the Detroit area of Michigan and store the pot in my cool basement in the winter.
Wow Amanda! I have never heard of anyone growing a daylily in the manner you have described. If it has been in the same pot with the same soil for 6-8 years I think it is time for a change. Knock it out of the pot and see how overgrown the roots are. If it is a tight fit, separate it into two or more plants and repot them in fresh soil. It will need some time to readjust and probably will not bloom this year but in future years it should reward you with more blossoms.
If they show no sign of developing any more buds, by all means cut the scapes off to neaten things up.