Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Should I trim the green daylily leaves after planting?

Bare root daylily - Hemerocallis - plants

Q. We received our 100 yellow daylily bulbs last week and they are now planted. I have a question-should I go ahead and trim the green tops or wait a while? I want to do everything I can to encourage blooms. Thanks so much. We were thrilled that they came in such a great shape!

A. Thank you for your nice note. There's no need to trim the leaves unless there are some damaged portions to remove. Otherwise, leave them. They will help to feed the plants via photosynthesis. If leaves turn yellow or brown due to transplant shock, they can be removed. 

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