These came with my house and for a couple years I promptly whacked them down every year when they popped up in the alley. I finally decided to move them to a flower bed and see what they actually were.
So, are they Ditch/Tiger Lilies or something else? Anybody know its cultivar?
Sigh, I whacked everything in sight those first couple years. Took me a awhile to figure out the naked ladies were not some strange form of mondo grass! You got to admit naked ladies foliage kinda looks like mondo grass.
The plants are totally safe. There are even recipes to cook them. They are a great filler for areas that you want to go a little wild but, look controlled. They do look like day lilies and grow stems about 36" high once established. I love them and used them as a point in my yard as my yard goes into the woods. They are one of my husbands favorite plants due to that they were in our yard when we moved in 19 years ago.
If you arent in a hurry and dont want to dig sod.I recomend putting down wet newspapers and mulch for a year.Then dig in the spring,no need to remove sod, just go down thru the mulch for a hole where you want the Ditch L's
Unless your man doesnt mind the work.
How tough are they? I mean, the little sloping area that I have in mind for them has an erosion problem, and even crownvetch has not done well on it. I need something TOUGH that is bound and determined to grow. (I will water them and feed them the first couple of years to help them get started.)
ge1836 - LOL - "Unless your man doesnt mind the work." All the work that gets done in my yard is all powered by estrogen. I removed the sod for a semi-circular rock garden and the only thing HARDER and more BACKBREAKING was putting the rocks in there. But I did it.
I think your idea is a good one. I just have to move these Ditch Lilies this fall so I can (once again) move plants around. The Ditch Lilies have to move so the Irises can snuggle with the dayliles.
Estrogen is what I use here unless there is a craft needed that I cant do.I am talking about wireing and welding.
I have been using Roundup on an encroaching bunch of ditchlilies.
They keep marching on into my perennials.
For the last week I've been using Round Up on some very aggressive Houttuynia Cordata 'Chameleon' in the high hopes of eradicating it. The one pot I bought many years ago has now expanded to at least 50' wide and 3' deep.
Good heavens. So scary. I had been tempted to use Round-Up on this awful Japanese stiltgrass weed that we have, but when I contacted the Scott's people they candidly told me that hand-pulling was better for this particular pest.
Thought you might like to see how I used the day lilies in an area that my husband didn't want to mow. They were here when we moved into the house. Every couple of years I have to weed the area-which it needs now.