Common orange daylilies

redhighlander(6)June 27, 2013

Hello,
We recently moved to Scituate MA and are adding some favorite plants to our large yard. I love daylilies up against a stone wall or fence, and especially next to blue hydrangeas. I have plenty of hydrangeas, stone walls and fences, but no daylilies. Since they look so great in large groups, what is the most economical way to add them to my yard? My old house had hundreds of them, and I miss them so much! Thank you!

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wispfox(6a)

If you are willing to come to my house in Waltham and help dig, I have many which need a new home. Waaaay too many of them, even after a significant thinning last year. :)

Email me, if you are willing to come to Waltham, ma.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 6:41PM
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diggerdee

First of all, DON'T BUY THEM! lol! I don't mean you shouldn't have them, I mean you shouldn't PAY for them.

I'm sure there are plant swaps you can find where you can get them, or if you just can't wait till fall (when the next swaps probably are) go on freecycle or craigslist and ask for some free ones. I'm sure someone somewhere is getting rid of some. My friend used to just put her extras on the curb in a pot with a big "free" sign on them.

If you must buy them, I would at least get them from a garden club plant sale or some kind of fundraiser-type sale. There are just certain things a gardener should never pay for, IMO, lol - pachysandra, orange daylilies, vinca, etc.

I'm glad to see this post. My daughter and I were just commenting on how my patch of plain old orange daylilies looks so lovely this year, and also commenting on how so many people seem to dislike them because they are "common". To me, few things are quite as beautiful as a long stretch of daylilies against a nice stone wall. (Too bad I don't have the stone wall, lol, only the daylilies, but they do surround an old oak tree, which I guess is second best!). I'm glad to see that others appreciate their beauty as well.

:)
Dee

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 8:36PM
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spedigrees z4VT

I'm a lover of old fashioned orange daylilies too! I have bought some (along with fancier, newer varieties), been given some, and "adopted" ferals abandoned along the roadside. Wherever you find them, daylilies do spread. Good luck in your search.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2013 at 12:36PM
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Persimmons(6b Southern Mass)

Well if you'd rather drive to Seekonk than to Waltham, I too can literally give you a yard full of daylilies and still have too many for myself.

Please come take them from my yard. ;)

    Bookmark   July 1, 2013 at 3:17PM
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ontheteam(5a-6 (S.Eastern, MA))

same offer here in Dighton for all the daylillies you want

    Bookmark   July 1, 2013 at 7:17PM
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greendale(6B)

Sorry to hijack your post here, wispfox, persimmons and ontheteam, do you still have more day lilies to give? We just bought a house and there is no landscaping at all. I am in RI and I am willing to drive up and help you dig some. Let me know please, thanks a lot.
Greendale

    Bookmark   July 1, 2013 at 10:11PM
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Persimmons(6b Southern Mass)

Send me a message if you'd be interested. Ours have just began blooming so I'd say there's a good 2.5 weeks before they're ready to pot up and move.

I'm not sure about the amount of soil that I can provide for the plants (they're all overcrowded around an elm tree) so perhaps bring a few buckets of soil just incase?

    Bookmark   July 2, 2013 at 1:38PM
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greendale(6B)

Hi, persimmons:

Thanks for the offer. I have sent you an email.

Greendale

    Bookmark   July 3, 2013 at 7:32PM
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redhighlander(6)

Hi all,
I'm the original poster. I think I will be able to go to Waltham to see wispfox. She has kindly offered a bunch, but If I don't get enough there, I'll contact ontheteam and persimmons and see if you have any left. Thank you so much!

    Bookmark   July 3, 2013 at 8:27PM
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