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GingerGaia
West Monroe, LA
(Zone 8a)

February 14, 2013
10:42 PM

Post #9419534

HI!
I''m wondering how do I know when my daylilies need dividing? My entire garden hasn't been touched in 4 yrs and Many of my lilies where too far fro, my house to see if they bloomed or not. Even so they haven'nt been fed or weeded in yrs. When should I feed the,? I live in louisiana zone 8 b

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 15, 2013
4:40 AM

Post #9419604

Ginger I don't live in your zone, but, most are divided when flowering production go down or anytime you want. For a faster display try to plant at least four or more fans. We start feeding (if desired) in the spring. Some growers don't fertilize. Some use the slow release along with other fast acting fertilizer. Sound like a good size property. Good luck with the garden. Mike
jgrinter
Edwardsville, IL
(Zone 6a)

February 16, 2013
1:04 PM

Post #9421072

What do you use Mike?
Kgb4013
Broxton, GA
(Zone 8b)

February 16, 2013
2:03 PM

Post #9421151

I live in South Georgia, zone 8B. I divide my daylillies in the early spring or late fall. I fertilize 3 times a year, I also use Milorganite, Iron, a slow release fertilizer, alphalfa pellets, and some nitrogen to start them off, Sharon
GingerGaia
West Monroe, LA
(Zone 8a)

February 16, 2013
3:21 PM

Post #9421227

Thanks everyone. It's a relief that its ok to divide early spring. I'm actually having to move a lot this week because we are taking out beds, trying to get to where I can manage better physically. So many have lost thier tags so you will see me back here asking for identification help this summer. I do remember where I bought most of them so I can go thru thier catalogs. I've been looking at online catalogs this week-just drooling. If I won the lotto after I hired a full time gardener I'd order all those $100-250 cutivars. Meantime I do have some lovely oldie but goodies. Here are a few that have survived 4 yrs of neglect. From the left: Dragon Dreams, Pandora's Box,Her Majesty's Wizard, Yasmine & Paper Butterfly.

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hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 16, 2013
6:18 PM

Post #9421389

Don't you just love Dragon Dreams. It does well in my climate too.

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 17, 2013
7:27 AM

Post #9421721

oooo...Dragon Dreams looks so nice.

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 17, 2013
9:30 AM

Post #9421907

Like Dragon Dreams also. PB and PB is doing ok here.
JGrinter, I use a variety of stuff. Milorganite, Alfalfa Pellets and meal. Miracle Gro slow release and liquid. I used some Mycorrhizal Fungi a couple years ago. Would like to get some more this year and explore using some compost tea.

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