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Yellow daylily
Plant Care Instructions By Julie Bawden-Davis

This deciduous tuberous-rooted perennial features large clumps of sword-shaped leaves and bright-yellow fragrant blooms. Grows well in most soil types. Good cut flower.

Is Indoor Plant?

No

These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
Sunset Zones : 22, 23, 24
USDA Zones :
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  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
  • January
    • Buy

        Buy tubers when available.

    • Plant

        Plant tubers in well-drained soil that has been amended with compost.

  • February
    • Buy

        Buy tubers when available.

    • Plant

        Plant tubers in well-drained soil that has been amended with compost.

    • Propagate

        Divide tubers when they become crowded, which generally occurs every 3 to 6 years. Pull the tubers out of the ground, cut them apart and replant in the ground or containers.

  • March
    • Buy

        Buy plants when available.

    • Plant

        Plant containerized plants in well-drained soil that has been amended with compost.

    • Transplant

        Transplant containerized plants in well-drained soil that has been amended with compost.

    • Propagate

        Divide tubers when they become crowded, which generally occurs every 3 to 6 years. Pull the tubers out of the ground, cut them apart and replant in the ground or containers.

  • April
    • Buy

        Buy plants when available.

    • Plant

        Plant containerized plants in well-drained soil that has been amended with compost.

    • Fertilize

        Fertilize with an organic food designed for blooming plants.

    • Water

        Keep the soil moist but not soggy. Water in-ground plants weekly and containerized plants two to three times a week.

    • Prune

        Remove spent flowers and brown foliage as necessary.

    • Mulch

        Mulch with a 2-inch layer of shredded bark to keep soil moist.

    • Transplant

        Transplant containerized plants in well-drained soil that has been amended with compost.

    • Harvest

        Cut stems containing buds that are just about to open and bring them indoors to enjoy.

  • May
    • Buy

        Buy plants when available.

    • Plant

        Plant containerized plants in well-drained soil that has been amended with compost.

    • Fertilize

        Fertilize with an organic food designed for blooming plants.

    • Water

        Keep the soil moist but not soggy. Water in-ground plants weekly and containerized plants two to three times a week.

    • Prune

        Remove spent flowers and brown foliage as necessary.

    • Mulch

        Mulch with a 2-inch layer of shredded bark to keep soil moist.

    • Transplant

        Transplant containerized plants in well-drained soil that has been amended with compost.

    • Harvest

        Cut stems containing buds that are just about to open and bring them indoors to enjoy.

  • June
    • Buy

        Buy plants when available.

    • Plant

        Plant containerized plants in well-drained soil that has been amended with compost.

    • Fertilize

        Fertilize with an organic food designed for blooming plants.

    • Water

        Keep the soil moist but not soggy. Water in-ground plants twice a week and containerized plants three to four times a week.

    • Prune

        Remove spent flowers and brown foliage as necessary.

    • Mulch

        Mulch with a 2-inch layer of shredded bark to keep soil moist.

    • Transplant

        Transplant containerized plants in well-drained soil that has been amended with compost.

    • Harvest

        Cut stems containing buds that are just about to open and bring them indoors to enjoy.

  • July
    • Buy

        Buy plants when available.

    • Plant

        Plant containerized plants in well-drained soil that has been amended with compost.

    • Water

        Keep the soil moist but not soggy. Water in-ground plants two to three times per week and containerized plants daily.

    • Prune

        Remove spent flowers and brown foliage as necessary.

    • Mulch

        Mulch with a 2-inch layer of shredded bark to keep soil moist.

    • Transplant

        Transplant containerized plants in well-drained soil that has been amended with compost.

    • Harvest

        Cut stems containing buds that are just about to open and bring them indoors to enjoy.

  • August
    • Buy

        Buy plants when available.

    • Plant

        Plant containerized plants in well-drained soil that has been amended with compost.

    • Water

        Keep the soil moist but not soggy. Water in-ground plants two to three times per week and containerized plants daily.

    • Prune

        Remove spent flowers and brown foliage as necessary.

    • Mulch

        Mulch with a 2-inch layer of shredded bark to keep soil moist.

    • Transplant

        Transplant containerized plants in well-drained soil that has been amended with compost.

    • Harvest

        Cut stems containing buds that are just about to open and bring them indoors to enjoy.

  • September
    • Buy

        Buy plants when available.

    • Plant

        Plant containerized plants in well-drained soil that has been amended with compost.

    • Water

        Keep the soil moist but not soggy. Water in-ground plants two to three times per week and containerized plants daily.

    • Prune

        Remove spent flowers and brown foliage as necessary.

    • Mulch

        Mulch with a 2-inch layer of shredded bark to keep soil moist.

    • Transplant

        Transplant containerized plants in well-drained soil that has been amended with compost.

    • Propagate

        Divide tubers when they become crowded, which generally occurs every 3 to 6 years. Pull the tubers out of the ground, cut them apart and replant in the ground or containers.

    • Harvest

        Cut stems containing buds that are just about to open and bring them indoors to enjoy.

  • October
    • Buy

        Buy tubers when available.

    • Plant

        Plant tubers in well-drained soil that has been amended with compost.

    • Water

        Keep the soil moist but not soggy. Water in-ground plants twice a week and containerized plants three to four times a week.

    • Propagate

        Divide tubers when they become crowded, which generally occurs every 3 to 6 years. Pull the tubers out of the ground, cut them apart and replant in the ground or containers.

    • Harvest

        Cut stems containing buds that are just about to open and bring them indoors to enjoy.

  • November
    • Buy

        Buy tubers when available.

    • Plant

        Plant tubers in well-drained soil that has been amended with compost.

  • December
    • Buy

        Buy tubers when available.

    • Plant

        Plant tubers in well-drained soil that has been amended with compost.

  • Winter
    • Spring
      • Summer
        • Fall
          • Buy

            When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

            •  Jan
            •  Feb
            •  Mar
            •  Apr
            •  May
            •  Jun
            •  Jul
            •  Aug
            •  Sep
            •  Oct
            •  Nov
            •  Dec
            • January

              Buy tubers when available.

            • February

              Buy tubers when available.

            • March

              Buy plants when available.

            • April

              Buy plants when available.

            • May

              Buy plants when available.

            • June

              Buy plants when available.

            • July

              Buy plants when available.

            • August

              Buy plants when available.

            • September

              Buy plants when available.

            • October

              Buy tubers when available.

            • November

              Buy tubers when available.

            • December

              Buy tubers when available.

          • Plant

            When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

            •  Jan
            •  Feb
            •  Mar
            •  Apr
            •  May
            •  Jun
            •  Jul
            •  Aug
            •  Sep
            •  Oct
            •  Nov
            •  Dec
            • January

              Plant tubers in well-drained soil that has been amended with compost.

            • February

              Plant tubers in well-drained soil that has been amended with compost.

            • March

              Plant containerized plants in well-drained soil that has been amended with compost.

            • April

              Plant containerized plants in well-drained soil that has been amended with compost.

            • May

              Plant containerized plants in well-drained soil that has been amended with compost.

            • June

              Plant containerized plants in well-drained soil that has been amended with compost.

            • July

              Plant containerized plants in well-drained soil that has been amended with compost.

            • August

              Plant containerized plants in well-drained soil that has been amended with compost.

            • September

              Plant containerized plants in well-drained soil that has been amended with compost.

            • October

              Plant tubers in well-drained soil that has been amended with compost.

            • November

              Plant tubers in well-drained soil that has been amended with compost.

            • December

              Plant tubers in well-drained soil that has been amended with compost.

          • Sow Seeds

            When can you plant these seeds? When's the best time? Can you start them indoors and move them out? Do they have any special requirements?

            •  Jan
            •  Feb
            •  Mar
            •  Apr
            •  May
            •  Jun
            •  Jul
            •  Aug
            •  Sep
            •  Oct
            •  Nov
            •  Dec
            • Fertilize

              When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • April

                Fertilize with an organic food designed for blooming plants.

              • May

                Fertilize with an organic food designed for blooming plants.

              • June

                Fertilize with an organic food designed for blooming plants.

            • Water

              Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • April

                Keep the soil moist but not soggy. Water in-ground plants weekly and containerized plants two to three times a week.

              • May

                Keep the soil moist but not soggy. Water in-ground plants weekly and containerized plants two to three times a week.

              • June

                Keep the soil moist but not soggy. Water in-ground plants twice a week and containerized plants three to four times a week.

              • July

                Keep the soil moist but not soggy. Water in-ground plants two to three times per week and containerized plants daily.

              • August

                Keep the soil moist but not soggy. Water in-ground plants two to three times per week and containerized plants daily.

              • September

                Keep the soil moist but not soggy. Water in-ground plants two to three times per week and containerized plants daily.

              • October

                Keep the soil moist but not soggy. Water in-ground plants twice a week and containerized plants three to four times a week.

            • Prune

              When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • April

                Remove spent flowers and brown foliage as necessary.

              • May

                Remove spent flowers and brown foliage as necessary.

              • June

                Remove spent flowers and brown foliage as necessary.

              • July

                Remove spent flowers and brown foliage as necessary.

              • August

                Remove spent flowers and brown foliage as necessary.

              • September

                Remove spent flowers and brown foliage as necessary.

            • Mulch

              Does this plant need to be mulched? Are there specific types of Mulch which are better for this plant? How much?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • April

                Mulch with a 2-inch layer of shredded bark to keep soil moist.

              • May

                Mulch with a 2-inch layer of shredded bark to keep soil moist.

              • June

                Mulch with a 2-inch layer of shredded bark to keep soil moist.

              • July

                Mulch with a 2-inch layer of shredded bark to keep soil moist.

              • August

                Mulch with a 2-inch layer of shredded bark to keep soil moist.

              • September

                Mulch with a 2-inch layer of shredded bark to keep soil moist.

            • Protect

              When and how should you protect this plant from birds, deer, rabbits? Does this plant need be covered, or wrapped or painted or moved?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • Pest/Disease Inspection

                What are the common problems this plant will face and when should you look for them to appear?

                •  Jan
                •  Feb
                •  Mar
                •  Apr
                •  May
                •  Jun
                •  Jul
                •  Aug
                •  Sep
                •  Oct
                •  Nov
                •  Dec
                • Treat for Pest/Disease

                  How do you treat the common problems for this plant? What products or concoctions or natural means do you use? Any special requirements?

                  •  Jan
                  •  Feb
                  •  Mar
                  •  Apr
                  •  May
                  •  Jun
                  •  Jul
                  •  Aug
                  •  Sep
                  •  Oct
                  •  Nov
                  •  Dec
                  • Transplant

                    When's the best time to dig up and transplant this from one spot to another? (This is different than planting). Any special requirements?

                    •  Jan
                    •  Feb
                    •  Mar
                    •  Apr
                    •  May
                    •  Jun
                    •  Jul
                    •  Aug
                    •  Sep
                    •  Oct
                    •  Nov
                    •  Dec
                    • March

                      Transplant containerized plants in well-drained soil that has been amended with compost.

                    • April

                      Transplant containerized plants in well-drained soil that has been amended with compost.

                    • May

                      Transplant containerized plants in well-drained soil that has been amended with compost.

                    • June

                      Transplant containerized plants in well-drained soil that has been amended with compost.

                    • July

                      Transplant containerized plants in well-drained soil that has been amended with compost.

                    • August

                      Transplant containerized plants in well-drained soil that has been amended with compost.

                    • September

                      Transplant containerized plants in well-drained soil that has been amended with compost.

                  • Propagate

                    When's a good time to divide, take cuttings, layer or propagate this plant. Any special requirements?

                    •  Jan
                    •  Feb
                    •  Mar
                    •  Apr
                    •  May
                    •  Jun
                    •  Jul
                    •  Aug
                    •  Sep
                    •  Oct
                    •  Nov
                    •  Dec
                    • February

                      Divide tubers when they become crowded, which generally occurs every 3 to 6 years. Pull the tubers out of the ground, cut them apart and replant in the ground or containers.

                    • March

                      Divide tubers when they become crowded, which generally occurs every 3 to 6 years. Pull the tubers out of the ground, cut them apart and replant in the ground or containers.

                    • September

                      Divide tubers when they become crowded, which generally occurs every 3 to 6 years. Pull the tubers out of the ground, cut them apart and replant in the ground or containers.

                    • October

                      Divide tubers when they become crowded, which generally occurs every 3 to 6 years. Pull the tubers out of the ground, cut them apart and replant in the ground or containers.

                  • Harvest

                    When's a good time to harvest this plant? What's the best way to harvest? Are there special requirements or features?

                    •  Jan
                    •  Feb
                    •  Mar
                    •  Apr
                    •  May
                    •  Jun
                    •  Jul
                    •  Aug
                    •  Sep
                    •  Oct
                    •  Nov
                    •  Dec
                    • April

                      Cut stems containing buds that are just about to open and bring them indoors to enjoy.

                    • May

                      Cut stems containing buds that are just about to open and bring them indoors to enjoy.

                    • June

                      Cut stems containing buds that are just about to open and bring them indoors to enjoy.

                    • July

                      Cut stems containing buds that are just about to open and bring them indoors to enjoy.

                    • August

                      Cut stems containing buds that are just about to open and bring them indoors to enjoy.

                    • September

                      Cut stems containing buds that are just about to open and bring them indoors to enjoy.

                    • October

                      Cut stems containing buds that are just about to open and bring them indoors to enjoy.

                  • Special requirements

                    Any other requirement for this plant? Is there anything that doesn't fit into the other care categories?

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