Propagating Daylilies

Daylily SeedlingsIf you are unable to find the right daylily for your garden's palette, why not create your own? Daylilies are easy to hybridize and you can see the results in just a few seasons.

Materials:

  • Two parent daylilies
  • Freezer bag
  • Plant marker (popsicle sticks work well)
  • Permanent marker
  • Location in garden for planting
  • Refrigerator

Directions:

  1. Select parent daylilies.
  2. Collect pollen from daylily A and apply to daylily B.
  3. Label daylily B for future reference.
  4. Once daylily B has flowered and formed a seed pod that opens, collects seeds that are black, shiny and plump.
  5. Store the seeds in an airtight freezer bag in the refrigerator for six to eight weeks.
  6. Sow the seeds.
  7. Transplant seedlings to selected locations.
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