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Daylilies How to Plant in Calgary

Updated: Mar 23, 2023

To plant and grow daylilies in Calgary, you should follow these steps:

  1. Choose a location in your garden that gets at least 6 hours of sunlight per day and has well-draining soil. Daylilies prefer a slightly acidic to neutral soil pH of around 6 to 7.

  2. Prepare the soil by removing any weeds or debris and adding organic matter such as compost or well-rotted manure. This will help improve the soil structure and fertility.

  3. Plant the daylily bulbs, also called "fans," about 3 to 4 inches deep and 18 to 24 inches apart. Make sure the eyes (buds) of the bulbs are facing upward.

  4. Water the daylilies well after planting and keep the soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged, throughout the growing season.

  5. Fertilize the daylilies with a balanced fertilizer (10-10-10) at planting time and again in mid-summer.

  6. Daylilies can benefit from a layer of mulch to keep the soil cool and retain moisture.

  7. Daylilies can be divided every 3-5 years to keep them blooming at their best and to propagate new plants.

  8. Daylilies are hardy plants, but the foliage may be damaged by frost or harsh winter weather. If this occurs, cut back the foliage in the fall after frost, and mulch the crowns well.

DayLily Plant

Keep in mind that Daylilies are generally hardy plants in Calgary and can tolerate cold weather and frost, but it is important to pay attention to the weather forecast and protect your plants if there are predictions of extreme cold temperatures

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