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Moving day lilies

Robert WestRobert West Posts: 136
Hello,

I have a lot of day lilies in various places in my garden and they always do well. I'm just planting up a new border and would like to transplant a clump of them from elsewhere in the garden. My question is, if I move them now would it stop them flowering this year? I'm assuming it would. They're growing really strongly at the moment, but would disturbing them upset them? 

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  • philippasmith2philippasmith2 Posts: 1,685
    If you can prepare their new planting site prior to digging up I can't really see a problem.  
    Admittedly you may have been better off moving them a bit earlier but if you can lift the clumps without too much root disturbance, plonk into the new site, water in, I doubt they will notice ;)
    Some of them can be somewhat more "picky" than others but on the whole, it would take quite a bit of effort on your part to really knock them back.
    If you want to move them this year, I'd suggest you do so - otherwise you may find yourself in the same predicament next year.
  • I agree, they cope well with being transplanted.
  • Robert WestRobert West Posts: 136
    Thank you. I'll give it a go tomorrow. Worst case scenario is they don't flower this year. To be honest the clumps I'm looking to move are ones that have spread under bushes so wouldn't have enough room to flower anyway, or if they did you wouldn't see the flowers! Thank you again. 
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