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Hemerocallis Growing Guide

Suttons Hemerocallis Bettylen

Hemerocallis are perennial plants with lily-like flowers, producing a succession of flowers over a long period of time from May-August.

Planting Time

Improve the soil structure by digging in well-rotted organic matter, such as garden compost or manure. Daylilies will thrive in a well-draining and fertile soil but can tolerate poorer soils. Plant in full sunshine or partial shade.

How to Start

To start off your tubers, pot them up in pots using a peat-free multi-purpose compost rather than planting directly into the ground. Place the pots in a cold frame or cold greenhouse and keep the compost moist and keep them frost-free. Once they are growing strongly you can harden them off and plant them out into the prepared ground.


In the spring apply a general fertiliser such as Blood Fish and Bone or Growmore. Protect young growth from slugs and snails.

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