Flower Branch Gardens Daylily Farm

Showcasing God' s magnificent beauty in daylilies.

Daylilies are easy and fun to grow, but watch out!  They become addictive!  You can have a terrific daylily bed with time-honored, proven favorites or you can try out the latest cutting-edge cultivars on the market today.  It's your choice, and you will love them.  At last count, according to the American Hemerocallis Society,  there are over 77,000 registered cultivars!


In a nutshell, all you need to do to grow daylilies is plant them where they will get full sun for at least  five hours a day.  (I've seen folks plant a ring of daylilies around a big ol' tree

in the front yard and wonder why they won't bloom.)  They tolerate a wide range of soil, but make sure that you plant them in a raised area, preferably in soil that's been generously amended with organic, composted humus manure.   You can buy it in 40 pound bags in the garden section of most any big-box store,  around $1.65 per bag.  Your daylilies will love it.


I've heard it said that the best fertilizer for daylilies is water.  However, I tell my customers to fertilize twice a year -  at Candy Times.  

That means Halloween and Valentine's Day.  I just sprinkle a teensy bit of granulated 8-8-8 around the base of each daylily.  Rainfall and/or dew will melt it in with time.   How often do I water?  Depends on the weather, of course.  Daylilies are remarkably drought resistant but they do love a consistent drink of water for optimum blooms.  So for me, that means that during the fairly rainy spring season I don't need to water, but as the summer progresses I will water them occasionally. 


Daylilies grow in clumps, and each clump is made up of individual "fans."  You'll need to divide them from time to time.  If they get too crowded in amongst themselves, the bloom quantity and quality will be affected.  Some cultivars can go for years without needing to be divided, but usually you'll need to do it about every three years or so.  Divide them in the fall or spring. 


For a more comprehensive guide to everything daylilies, please visit  the website of The American Hemerocallis Society, at www.daylilies.org.   Better yet, join the AHS today!  You won't be sorry; it is filled with more information that you can imagine, as well

 as a fabulous database to all those 77,000 cultivars!

Daylily Terminology:

Bloom Time:                                                  Foliage Type:                                    Ploidy:


EE - extra early season                                 Dor - dormant                                  Dip - diploid

E - early season                                              Sev - semi-evergreen                       Tet - tetraploid

EM - early to mid season                             Ev - evergreen

M - mid season

ML - mid to late season                              Other:

L - late season                                                 Re - rebloom


The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

Psalm 92:12