Thoughts on growing daylilies from seed

When I received my daylily seeds last year, I looked on the internet to see how to grow them. Unfortunately, all I could find were one or two webpages from the USA. So, I felt already that the advice might not be appropriate to conditions in my part of the U.K.

Now, there may be other reasons why only one daylily seed (out of six) germinated last summer/autumn and there might be information in book form which could have confirmed what to do here. However, from my experience, it would seem that the best time to sow daylily seeds (in pots indoors) is in the spring.

The one seedling from last year seems to be dying, but this week two new shoots have appeared to join the one I reported on the other week. Hopefully, that means there will be a show of flowers later in the year – and I might even eat one to see what they taste like!

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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7 Responses to Thoughts on growing daylilies from seed

  1. ruthsoaper says:

    I never thought of growing them from seed only root divisions. Sounds like it could be fun to plant seeds and see what kind of hybrids come out of it. I hope I remember to look for seed pods this fall.

  2. gaiainaction says:

    To be honest Helen I had to Google daylilies as was not familiar with them, from what I see they are definitely worth growing. I hope your surviving plant grows in a beautiful flower.

  3. skyeent says:

    Perennials are always a bit more of a challenge – sometimes the seeds need to go through a winter (or an animal’s gut!) before they will germinate. Hopefully the remaining seedlings will flourish and do well for you.

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