Daylilies Lilies Know the Difference

July 1, 2016 in Daylilies by Christine

Daylilies & Lilies Know & How to Tell the Difference

Daylilies and Lilies How to Tell the Difference Daylilies and many kinds of lily flowers are known as lilies. Even though the Latin names are totally different, people seem to think the Day lily and the actual Lily are the same, but they are not. They are actually quiet different. Did you know that the daylilies and lilies belong to two totally different genuses, with true lilies being Lillium and day lilies being Hemerocallis. The Difference Between Day lilies and Lilies Description of Daylilies – Daylily Features A Daylily has a very thick and tuberous type of roots. The plants also have long blades that are shaped like straps, which grow in the form of clumps and get up to four feet high. The flowers themselves grow on stems with no leaves that have several branches and buds. The blooming flower has six single petals some displayed in double layers, most times a different colour is displayed in the centre/throat part of the flower than the petals. Sadly, they only bloom a single day, this the reason for their name. They can appear in shapes such as round, triangle, star or spider shaped. They are rarely used for cut flowers, since
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Caring for Daylilies by Seasons

May 26, 2016 in Daylilies by Christine

Caring For Daylilies All Year Long Growing and caring for daylilies in your garden – here are the guidelines for caring for daylilies in all seasons of every year. Caring for Daylilies During Spring Daylilies get affected by a disorder called spring sickness, which mainly appears in early spring, soon after the leaves start to emerge after the winter season. The plant will develop distorted leaves with ragged brown edges. Sometimes the problem may be mild and the leaves will straighten up and grow as normal after some time. In severe conditions the scapes cannot emerge through the damaged leaves. The exact cause of this condition is not known.  Another problem to care for during spring is daylily scape blasting which is sudden splitting or cracking of the scapes in the middle. This may occur as a result of excessive watering following a drought period or due to extreme temperature changes or due to excess application of fertilisers. Scape blasting can be prevented if you water the plants moderately during the drought and fertilising the plant only when the soil has enough water. Adding fresh compost or nitrogen fertiliser to the soil just before the scapes start to emerge in
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Cover Up Daylilies Frost Heat Protect Envy

March 29, 2016 in Daylilies by Christine

Cover Up Daylilies Frost Heat Protect Envy

Cover Up Daylilies Heat Frost Protection Spraying with Envy Frost and heat are the main problems that damage the leaves of the plant and affect its growth and flowering. It is necessary to cover up daylilies from extreme cold temperature, if you want to make the plant survive the extreme cold and frost. Envy is a unique polymer concentrate which is water emulsifiable and which when sprayed on the plants protects the plants from frost and water loss due to transpiration. This product is very useful in protecting the plants and trees from heat damages and windburns. It is capable of increasing the frost tolerance level of the plants by extra 4 degrees. You can cover up daylilies without worrying about the protective covering impairing the photosynthesis or plant growth. It is also helpful in drought like situations as it acts as an anti-transpirant and reduces transpiration by 50%. This helps the plant to retain the moisture. How Envy is useful? Envy is a non-toxic product and has a neutral pH. Envy is completely bio-degradable by the action of sunlight. It protects the plant from excessive transpiration and water loss during the summer. It protects the plants from light and
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Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus yellow lily

March 9, 2016 in Daylilies by Christine

Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus, yellow daylily plant, lemon lily

Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus Bred 1762 Original Lemon Yellow Daylily  Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus belongs to genus Hemerocallis and is a sibling to the orange daylily Hemerocallis fulva. It is commonly found in China, NE Italy, Slovenia and Europe. This is usually the first daylily to bloom for us in our garden in early spring, while more blooms from the same plant will again exist in autumn. The yellow flowers of this plant are funnel shaped, lemon yellow in colour and have a strong citrus scent. It can be used as border plants or can be massed planted in larger areas. Why not try growing Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus in large deep planter boxes. Some folks even use them as a cut flowers. They are highly adaptable and are easy to grow and multiply once the daylily plant has settled in and established. One new division will multiply for you in no time. These plants perform well in my garden and are normally pest free. When you see the Hemerocallis lilioaspodelus grown in mass plantings, the flowers are usually seen flowering at different stages of development, while some of the yellow/lemon flowers are in full bloom, at the same time others are spent and finished. Original and First
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Pollination and Fertilisation in Daylilies

February 29, 2016 in Daylilies by Christine

Parts of a Flower Pollination and fertilisation

Pollination and Fertilisation in Daylilies Plants Whats the Difference? Pollination and fertilisation are two important aspects in the life of a daylily plant as it helps in reproduction. Sexual reproduction is common in flowering plants and for sexual reproduction to occur there should be the union of male gamete and the female gamete. When the male gamete or sperm cell unite with a female gamete or egg cell, the combination of genetic material occurs and the zygote is formed. The zygote develops into the seeds which will form the next generation of the plants. Pollination In flowering plants, the male gamete or sperm cells are present in the pollen grains and the female gamete or egg cells are present in the ovary of the flower. Pollination is the process of transferring the pollen from the anther or male organ of the flower to the stigma or female organ of the flower. Anthers are present on the stamen of the flower and stigma is present at the tip of the pistil of the flower. The sperm cells that reaches on the stigma travels to the eggs in the ovary through pistil. Pollination Agents The transfer of pollen from anther to stigma
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Step By Step How to Divide Daylilies

June 24, 2014 in Daylilies by Christine

Step by Step How to Divide Daylilies

How to Grow Daylilies by Dividing By learning how to divide daylilies is a significant step towards a flourishing daylily garden. In fact, daylilies are the easiest perennial plants to grow, cultivate and divide. There is no need to hire an expert to propagate your daylilies by division. Here are several useful tips that can help you dig and divide daylilies on your own. It’s a simple and natural process that anyone can perform provided they have the necessary tools and information. One of the most essential tools for this task is the garden fork. You’ll use it to lift and split the daylily flower clump. Each gardener who has tried these steps has had a successful procedure. The best time to divide daylilies is in spring or autumn in Australia, largely because the daylilies are rapidly growing and the ground is easy to work with at this time. Best Way to Lift and Divide Daylilies Use a garden fork or shovel to dig up the clump of daylilies lifting the whole daylily root ball out of the ground. Breaking the clump becomes easy if you remove most of the soil by shaking the clump around the roots then soak
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Low Maintenance Easy Care Perennials

May 14, 2014 in Daylilies by Christine

Are daylilies low maintenance easy care perennials

Are Daylilies Low Maintenance Easy Care Perennials? Plants from the genus Hemerocallis are widely known as daylilies all around the world. The daylily is native to regions in Asia. Although daylilies are low maintenance easy care perennials, plants they have been subject to hybridisation for many years and are profoundly diverse in form and colour. They are extremely sought after by gardeners because of their vivid hues and beautiful shapes. In fact, their botanical name comes from the Greek hemera meaning day and kalos meaning beautiful. The name implies its short lived nature since each individual bloom only last a day. Daylily blooms colour range includes yellow, blue, orange, red, white and purple flowers. They have matching stamen colours and the throat colours can include yellow, green, orange and pink. They grow with a smooth, creped or ribbed texture. Varieties grow between a range of 6 to 36 inches in height and 3 to 4 ½ or over inches in diameter. The daylily adds drama and dynamic intensity to any garden. Are They Truly Low Maintenance Easy Care Perennials? Daylilies are considered by some to be the perfect perennial because of its low maintenance, adaptability, durability and clump bloomage period.
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Growing Daylilies from Seed Pods

December 31, 2013 in Daylilies by Christine

Growing Daylilies from Seed Pods

Starting daylily seeds is an affordable way to make a beautiful garden filled with unique daylilies. You will be anxious to see how your garden turns out when the daylily seedlings approach flowering stage, since you will be waiting to see what the daylily seeds will produce. There will be different types of daylilies that were hybridised and sold to you as seed, so your garden will fully depend on the types of daylilies seeds you will buy or have cross pollinated yourself, but please don’t expect all the daylilies to be the perfect colour the perfect shape or the perfect size because most of the daylily seedlings won’t be, but anything is possible, I can tell you that you will always remember your first daylily seedling that flowers and it may not look anything like its offspring consequently I am sure when you see your first time raised daylilies from seed, there will be a few daylilies you will keep and some that you will discard and class them as dogs. Pictured is one of last years seedlings which has one of the qualities I am looking for being exceptionally vigorous compared to all the other seedlings it will be
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The History of the Daylily

December 8, 2013 in Daylilies by Christine

daylilies book was published 1934

The History of Daylily The daylily was first cultivated in the oriental countries of Japan, China, Korea and Eastern Siberia during ancient times. In China, the flowers were used in different ways, a daylily variety called the Flore Pleno is edible and was used as a spice in many oriental dishes, it is said that the daylily contains vitamins that includes high levels of phosphorus, calcium, iron and vitamin A, B1 and B2. The daylily was also used for its medicinal properties aside from this the ancient Chinese used the daylily plant to calm nerves and the modern medicinal use of the daylily plant includes treatment of bowel disorders, dropsy and also for its anti-arsenic properties. The daylily had another name, the mother flower in China because leaving sons would plant them for their mothers to offset the mothers pain and longing during their absence and also for that same reason the flower is referred to as tiger lily or the forget-worry. Arrival of Daylilies in Australia and Europe The history of daylily cultivation in China can be traced back to around 70 A.D during which time the plants spread to the Asia Minor. It was not until the 16th century
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Daylilies in Australia

November 21, 2013 in Daylilies by Christine

How to Grow Daylilies in Australia

 Growing Daylilies in Australia Daylilies are a staple of every culture around the world. This international plant is as diverse as the cultures that grow it, for a daylily looks different depending on where it is grown. None compare to the range of beauty that the daylilies in Australia portrays. With numerous different strands, the petals of the Australian Daylilies bloom into a wide range of colour and flower shapes that represent the amazing beauty of the flower and its country of origin. Australian Daylilies The Australian daylily is a very versatile plant, it is easily grown and very unrestrictive in comparison to the conditions under which other plants have to follow in order to grow successfully. Australian Daylilies can grow pretty much anywhere. Where most plants must be planted in a specific season or month, the daylily can be planted all year round. If you live in the hot areas of Australia and experience high temperatures over 30 deg C you should pot up your new daylilies and keep them out of the hot sun. The daylily requires a deep watering for a week or two until the new daylily plant has rooted, daylilies must dry out between waterings, then
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