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CUTTING EVER BLOOMING DAY LILLIES BACK FOR 2ND BLOOM IN FALL

Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:11 pm
by HOB
I THOUGHT ONE SATURDAY, I HEARD ANDRE SAY TO CUT THEM BACK TO A FAN SHAPE ?

Re: CUTTING EVER BLOOMING DAY LILLIES BACK FOR 2ND BLOOM IN

Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:01 pm
by lorijones
He may have been talking about tall bearded iris. These plants with their wide flat foliage is easier to cut in a fan shape. The fan shape just makes it look more attractive in the garden - it is not necessary to cut them this way. As for the everblooming daylilies, you can just shear these with hedge shears or pruning shears. Cut them straight across at about 6" high to stimulate new foliage and flower stems. You can even cut them lower if you want.

Re: CUTTING EVER BLOOMING DAYLILIES BACK FOR 2ND BLOOM IN FA

Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:07 pm
by HOB
SO, IS IT NECESSARY TO CUT EVERBLOOMING DAYLILIES BACK TO GET THAT LAST FALL BLOOM ? OR SHOULD I LET THE OLD BROWN LEAVES STAY TO PROTECT THEM FROM THE COLD ? I LIVE IN SEAFORD [TIDEWATER ], VA.

Re: CUTTING EVER BLOOMING DAY LILLIES BACK FOR 2ND BLOOM IN

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 12:01 pm
by lorijones
If you want, it wouldn't hurt to shear them back now. They may bloom again this fall or they may not - it will depend on the fall temperatures. In your area of Virginia, they don't really need extra protection over the winter. It just makes the garden look neater when you cut back the browning foliage and you may get a bonus of fall blooms, too! But again - it isn't necessary to cut them back.