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Daylily Care Guide

Daylily Care Guide

Whether you're just starting out or an experienced gardener, our essential care guide will help you grow your beautiful Daylily in your garden.

Daylilies bear masses of elegant blooms for weeks on end, although the individual flowers last for just one day. They’re ideal for growing in a sunny garden. Thiis daylily bears masses of deep yellow, lily-like flowers from June to August. Its foliage is evergreen to keep your garden looking green in the winter.


  • Perennial, Evergreen
  • Suitable for small gardens
  • Flowers
  • Elegant blooms
  • Safe for children
  • Avoid if you have pets

Botanical name

Hemerocallis ‘Golden Chimes’

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Where to plant

Choosing the right spot is important for your Daylily to thrive with the right amount of space and sun.

Plant gift


Prepare your new Daylily

Unpack your gift as soon as you can, it might be thirsty for some water (if the soils dry) and will be missing the light!

Planting a gift


Give it space and room to grow

When considering a spot for your plant, choose somewhere that is at least an inch wider than the pot all the way round. 

In a few years, your Daylily can grow up to 75cm height and 45cm spread.

Sun for plants


Give it some sun

Your Daylily loves to be south facing, west facing and with Full sun, dappled shade.

Plants that like the sun will enjoy sunny areas that warm up during the day. Southern facing gardens receive the most sun, and will suit plants that won’t frazzle in the heat. You can work out which way your garden faces with a compass (there’s one on your phone) which will point towards North.

Soil types

Step 4

Check your soil

Soil type differs from garden to garden. Your Daylily will be happiest if your soil is like any of these:

Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist

The texture and consistence of your soil is important also as it will determine the level of nutrition and drainage. If you think your soil might be the wrong type for your Daylily, you could plant it in a pot or container instead!

Plant border

Step 5

Position in border

Picking the right spot to plant in a border affects how well Daylily will grow and how the border will look overall.

Your Daylily will be best growing in the front or middle of a border where they can be the star of the show without being squeezed out by taller plants. They can soften the sharp edges of the garden bed and cover up the stems of taller plants growing behind them.

Care for your Daylily

By following these care tips, your Daylily will thrive and provide you with beautiful, long-lasting flowers that bloom in shades of yellow, orange, red, and pink.

  • Watering

    Daylilies are drought-tolerant, but they do require regular watering during dry periods. Be sure not to over-water, as this can lead to root rot.

    Learn: Watering plants 
  • Pruning

    Prune Daylilies in late winter or early spring to remove any damaged or diseased foliage, and to shape the plant.

    Learn: Pruning 
  • Fertillising

    Daylilies benefit from occasional fertilization during the growing season. Use a balanced fertilizer such as 10-10-10 or a slow-release fertilizer.

    Learn: Fertillising 
  • Pests & Diseases

    Daylilies are generally pest and disease-free. However, watch out for aphids, Japanese beetles, and spider mites.

    Learn: Protect from bugs 
  • Protect

    Daylilies are frost-hardy, so they do not need protection during cold weather.

    Learn: Protect 
  • Need some help?

    Our Little Eden essentials course gives you all the basic skills you need to help your new plant thrive.

    Little Eden Essentials 

Your Daylily Calendar

Our handy calendar helps you work out your planting and pruning seasons for your Daylily.

  • Jan

  • Feb

  • Mar

    Take Cuttings

  • Apr

    Take Cuttings, Divide

  • May


  • Jun

    Plant, Flowers

  • Jul


  • Aug

    Flowers, Prune

  • Sep

    Flowers, Prune

  • Oct


  • Nov

    Cut Back

  • Dec

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Ask us any question about your Daylily and we'll be happy to help.

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