after they bloom, then what?

sann777July 19, 2010

My daylilies are bloomed out except for just a few. What does everybody do after they bloom? Do you pull off brown foliage? Do you trim them back? If you trim them, please tell me how much. I'm always a little scared to do much. I need some advice. They are really messy looking....Sarah

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I usually don't do anything with the foliage. I just cut off the dead scapes and throw them on the compost pile.


    Bookmark   July 19, 2010 at 2:13PM
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njmomma(z6 NJ)

I cut off the dead scapes from near the bottom and if I have energy I cut any brown foliage off too.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2010 at 5:59PM
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I clean up the plants. Pull off any brown leaves, cut scapes and immediately order new ones for next year or go to the auction and bid on new ones:) It will cheer you up.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2010 at 6:14PM
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tepelus(6a SW MI)

What all of you do is exactly what I do. But now, my attention turns to those 'other' perennials in the! And see what kind of deals I can get in the greenhouses trying to get rid of their stock. And...expanding some beds to make way for more daylilies (and hostas, my two addictions)!


    Bookmark   July 19, 2010 at 7:14PM
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tepelus(6a SW MI)

I also keep an eye on my seed pods too. The possible new babies!


    Bookmark   July 19, 2010 at 7:15PM
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