There are more than 35,000 officially-named varieties of daylilies. Daylilies come in a wide range of colors and cannot only add a great deal of beauty to any garden, but can also serve as a good ground cover. Daylilies can grow in a wide range of locations, even in northern climates, and prefer plenty of sun. Starting daylilies from seeds is a project any gardener can easily undertake.
Refrigerate your daylily seeds if your seeds are collected from daylily seed pods as opposed to being purchased at a nursery or other outlet. Place freshly-gathered seeds in a baggie with a little peat moss and a tbs. of water and leave the baggie in your refrigerator for 3 weeks. Plant any seeds that sprout in the refrigerator, although hopefully few will.
Prepare your soil for planting. Use your spade to turn the soil at least 6 inches deep, breaking up dirt clods and making the soil very lose. Mix in peat moss until your garden is about a 50/50 mixture of soil and peat moss. Water lightly to dampen the soil.
Plant your daylily seeds in the spring ofter all danger of frost has passed. Lay your seeds on top of the soil and cover them with a very thin layer (no more than 1/4 inch) of peat moss. Water very gently with a sprinkler until the soil is damp but not overly wet.
Continue to keep the soil damp but not too wet. Most daylily seeds will sprout in anywhere from 2 to 6 weeks, although some varieties can take considerably longer, so be patient.