Daylilies are pretty adaptable and perform well in a wide range of soils but generally prefer deep, fertile loam. They are easily grown in well-drained soil with medium moisture.


Daylilies are sun-loving plants and require full sun (> 6 hours sun) to part sun (4-6 hours sun) in order to thrive. Light afternoon shade will keep brightly colored flowers from fading.


After planting, water daylilies daily until established, then once a week. Additional watering can be beneficial if rainfall is less than 1 inch per week during the summer. In spring, a thin layer of mulch can also help retain soil moisture. It’s important never to let this perennial fully dry out!


It does not require fertilization, but if desired, an all-purpose garden fertilizer can be applied to your daylilies in spring.


Winterizing your daylily plants is fairly simple. Just leave spent foliage in place over winter. That’s it!

Maintenance & Pruning:

In spring, remove all old foliage from your daylily plants before new growth appears. Deadhead spent flowers and cut back empty flower stalks.