How to Plant Daylilly Seeds


The daylily is an attractive, fragrant flower that is suitable for the expert gardener and novice alike. Because daylilies are so forgiving and easy to grow, even the most inexperienced or forgetful gardener can coax out their blossoms. However, a daylily will only reach its full potential and beauty when properly cared for by an expert gardener.

Step 1

Prepare the soil. Daylilies are hardy and can tolerate almost any kind of soil. However, they grow best in soil that has been amended with a few inches of compost the previous fall.

Step 2

Stratify your daylily seeds by placing them in a plastic bag to which a few drops of bottled water have been added. Store them in the vegetable crisper drawer in your refrigerator for a minimum of five weeks.

Step 3

Plant daylily seeds in the spring. Dig a furrow that is one inch deep and wide and as long as you like. Lay the seeds, six inches apart, along the row. Cover the furrow with soil and pat the soil down.

Step 4

Water the soil thoroughly enough to wet the soil just beneath the seeds.

Tips and Warnings

  • Avoid planting daylilies near shrubs and trees. It will force them to compete for water. The one exception to this rule is in the southern states, where they grow well under the dappled shade of pine trees.

Things You'll Need

  • Plastic bag
  • Trowel


  • Southwestern Indian Daylily Society: How to Grow Daylilies
  • Shields Gardens: The Daylily Place
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