What's the best way to root daylily proliferations?

Felizitas(z7 GA)September 4, 2006

My "So Lovely" daylily has formed some nice proliferations on the blooming stems, but none have roots. How do I best root these plantlets?

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opal52(z7b GA)

First, I'm no expert. But here is what has worked for me. I leave about an inch or so of the stem when I cut away the proliferation. This gives something to stick in the soil to help anchor the plantlet. There should be root nodules (?) at the base of the proliferation and you want these to have contact with the soil. I usually dip them in rooting hormone and stick them in regular potting soil. I'm very careful to keep the soil moist. In a few weeks the plant should form roots. I check by giving them a gentle tug. Results may be different for other folks, but for me it takes a couple years before the new plant blooms. Hope this helps and that you have good luck.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2006 at 2:55PM
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georgez5il(z5 IL)

I have had NO luck propagated daylillies from cuttings or etc..... have had luck with division & seed

    Bookmark   September 11, 2006 at 2:57PM
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clfo(z7 with luck)

I used basically the same method as Opal, but I cut the stems a bit shorter and used gel4plug plant propagation gel instead of rooting hormone powder. Out of 12, 10 rooted and are doing well.

    Bookmark   September 13, 2006 at 8:54PM
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