Transplanting day lillies

newbieshelley(Washington D.C.)May 7, 2010

I'm not sure if this is the best forum to post in...

Could you please share your best tips for transplanting orange day lillies and white easter lillies, and what time of year is best? We will be moving within the year and I want to make sure I am catching all of these plants at the right time and save as many as possible.

I don't want to move them now (to an intermediate location) then again when I move, but I also don't want to get stuck moving at a time of year when I cannot transplant it.

Thanks in advance!

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Cindy zone 6a

Not sure what your orange daylilies are, but most likely you can dig them anytime, I have some older ones that I have moved when they are in bloom and they do just fine. Also you could pot these up now too. The white lilies, well you need to wait until after the bloom and the stalk turns brown to dig up. Although if you dug up enough soil around it and put it in a big container, it will must likely do just fine. I have dug up stargazer lilies in bloom taking up alot of the surrounding soil with them and they did well. If your white one is Casa Blanca, they are pretty hardy and can take some abuse, but still best to wait until fall on the white lily, and the orange daylily can go anytime, just so it gets 'rehomed' well before a frost so it can establish itself. Hope any of this helps.
Cindy

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