Tip of the Week
Keep your everblooming daylilies blooming all season long!
Continuous color from daylilies can be achieved by planting everblooming daylilies like 'Stella de Oro', 'Ruby Stella', 'Mini Stella', 'Lemon Lollipop', 'Yellow Lollipop', 'Happy Returns' or Andre's 'Lemon Cap', 'Viette's Lavender Mist', or 'Viette's Tangerine Stella'.
But what is the best way to keep them blooming all through the summer?
Shearing everbloomers once they have finished their first flush of flowers is one way to ensure continuous bloom. Shearing them hard will shock them into producing new foliage, stems, and buds.
Cut them Hard!
Shear the foliage to about 2" to 4" above the ground with good quality hedge shears.
Watch Mark's video tip on shearing the everblooming daylily 'Stella de Oro'.
Don't Want to Chop?
Another way to keep your everbloomers blooming on and on is to remove the spent flower scapes. This will encourage them to produce more stems and flowers. If the seed pods are allowed to remain on the plant, further stem production and flowering will be reduced.
Other daylilies can be cut back as well!
Daylilies that have finished blooming for the season and where the foliage has declined and become unsightly can also be cut back hard. Although this will not result in new flower scapes (unless they are rebloomers), it will allow beautiful new fresh green foliage to grow out.