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Re: hems again

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  • Subject: Re: hems again
  • From: "Pam Evans" <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 16:31:29 -0500
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here we plant them w/ the crown just a smidge below (1/2" maybe) soil
level.  but we don't have to worry about hardiness here either.  If you
planted them 2" deep here, they'd never bloom.  My neighbor did that once,
so we dug them all up one weekend and replanted them and they started to bud
out 2 weeks later.

On 9/26/08, Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net> wrote:
> I always thought daylilies were easy, no-brainer plants.  But here I am
> with another Hemerocallis question.  I ordered Hemerocallis multiflora
> because the catalog said it was a fall bloomer.  Nice way to extend the
> season.
> On the bag it stated, "plant the roots so that the crown is about 2 inches
> below the soil line."  Sounded sort of odd to me, but I figured, since it's
> a species, maybe it had different requirements.  So I did that. (actually, I
> planted it that way in a pot, not in the ground yet.)
> Then I found a pamphlet in the box that says to plant at the original
> depth, ascertained by the bleach mark on the foliage. (I hadn't noticed any)
>  Then it says, "Planting too deeply stunts growth and flower development."
> So, all you experts, should this Hem be planted with the crown at, below,
> or well below soil level?
> Kitty
> neIN, Zone 5
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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