Hemerocallis: maintenance, pruning, watering, repotting


The hemerocallis, also known as the Day Lily for its beautiful, short-lived flowers, is splendid.

Maintenance, whether in pots or in the ground, requires some care to improve flowering.

In summary, what you need to know is:

Name  Hemerocallis
Family  : Liliaceae
Type  : Perennial

 50 to 100 cm
Exhibition  : Sunny and semi-shade
Sol  : Ordinary, rather clayey

Foliage : Persistent
Flowering  June to September


Planting, repotting of hemerocallis

Hemerocallis in the ground:

It is recommended to plant hemerocallis in the fall even if you can get as far as in the spring avoiding periods of frost.

In order to keep your hemerocallis as long as possible, proceed with the tuft division after flowering

Hemerocallis in a jar:

One spring repotting allows the plant to grow well.

Choose a potting soil for flowering plants.

Or set up his hemerocallis?

This plant likes places lightly shaded or sunny but not hot.

Whether it is in a pot or in the ground, choose a light sunshine and a place rather sheltered from the wind.

Pruning, hemerocallis maintenance

Delete the wilted flower stems as we go along.

Fold down to the shortest in the late fall.

In case of cold winter it’s better protect the foot of the plant with a mulch of dead leaves.

About day-calcium

This perennial native to Asia, also called “day lily” is very pretty but its flowering is ephemeral because it only lasts 24 hours.

It has the advantage of having a persistent foliage and to offer beautiful flowers in shades of red, orange and yellow .
As a bedding plant or cut flower, it is highly decorative .

When planting, do not hesitate to enrich the soil with compost and even with compost such as manure and algae.