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Daylily recovery from premature cutting back

Posted by pholly44 AR, zone 7 (My Page) on
Fri, May 10, 13 at 11:48

We just successfully transplanted daylilies recently emerged for spring; they were showing about a foot of foliage and no scapes yet. They looked good and perky in their new locations but then someone (not me) thought they might do better if the foliage were cut back to 6 inches "to encourage new growth". These are the old fashioned daylilies sometimes called "tiger" lilies. Are they going to put new foliage on and produce scapes and blooms or have they been doomed?

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RE: Daylily recovery from premature cutting back

Do they look more like grass, or do they have 1 stalk per plant?

RE: Daylily recovery from premature cutting back

They will probably do fine. Daylilies, especially the old fashioned ones, are tough. I cut mine back after they have bloomed to refresh the foliage and they often rebloom.

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