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Daylilies: Daylily Seedlings...will frost hurt them?

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twmccla
Wynnburg
United States

October 28, 2012
9:02 PM

Post #9318578

I have put out several of my seedlings that have been growing the last couple of months and we are expecting a light frost tonight and I am curious if anyone knows whether I should have covered them or not? I still have several that have to be put in the ground and would like to get feed back so I will know what you all do...this is my first time planting seedlings and I sure hate to lose them after all this work:)

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

October 29, 2012
5:48 PM

Post #9319557

Tough plant, if your seedlings are large enough to have a root crown I would not worry about them at all!! I had some a time ago that were 5 or 6 inches tall that took a -15 degree winter an laughed at the cold, of course later when the animals dug them up at a first year early and wasted on them it was a different story.
twmccla
Wynnburg
United States

October 29, 2012
8:57 PM

Post #9319747

I was thinking the same thing:) They looked fine this morning so I am thankful...just so much work getting them going I surely didn't want the frost to take them out before I could see my babies next year...Thanks for the response!

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

December 7, 2012
9:34 PM

Post #9352735

HOW ARE THEY NOW? mine are taking frosts and odd temps pretty well.

blomma

blomma
Casper, WY
(Zone 4a)

December 7, 2012
10:16 PM

Post #9352742

It is not so much how big/tall seedlings are. More important is that they are planted early enough tohave a chance to become established with new roots before winter.
weedyseedy
Warners, NY

December 9, 2012
10:25 AM

Post #9353730

I've had trays of seedlings get lost in the mess in my garden and freeze solid and grow the next year---but don't do as I do, you will be sorry--probably------Weedy
twmccla
Wynnburg
United States

December 19, 2012
11:36 PM

Post #9362762

Sorry, haven't been on here in a while but they did fine:) Took the frost well and then we starting having 60+ temps and some of them have had a growth spurt:) Thanks for all of the feedback!

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