Bad lily location??

jscaldwellOctober 21, 2013

Hey all,

Take a look at these...planted last spring next to a driveway in Central TX that gets a lot of sun and gets HOT. Thought the lilies would do o.k. if I kept them watered, but maybe I didn't do enough? Originally they were twice this size and bloomed, but eventually retreated to what you see here. I had 5 originally (one had died/disappeared).

I have a drip system here that is capable of keeping these things pretty wet - is it possible they stayed too wet? Is that possible with lilies?? Thanks for any ideas/thoughts. Will post a couple of follow-up pictures too.

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Closeup of one plant...I have a few Stellas and a few of something else (don't remember).

    Bookmark   October 21, 2013 at 12:25PM
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Another one.

    Bookmark   October 21, 2013 at 12:26PM
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hostaholic2 z 4, MN

You have daylilies (hemerocallis) not true lilies. Since I don't know your soil conditions it's difficult to advise you on watering. Here, I would water thoroughly about 1 once a week. They do get a LOT of sun and heat there. You may want to check the daylily forum as I'm pretty sure there are some TX folks on there.

    Bookmark   October 27, 2013 at 10:55PM
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