An Easy Way To Germinate Daylily Seeds

Daylilies can provide the garden with a rainbow of colors. They provide you, the gardener, with more time to work with other plants that are more high-maintenance. Daylilies are drought-tolerant and thrive in a wide range of climates. Although the flowers bloom for just one day, there are always enough buds on the plant to keep it in bloom most of the time. Propagating these beauties from seed isn’t difficult but it takes a bit of time.

You will need to soak the seeds first. Mix 1 oz. of hydrogen peroxide with 2 liters of water. Pour the solution into a yogurt cup and drop in the seeds. Allow the seeds to soak in the solution until they sprout. This can take anywhere from a week to 10 days. If the solution begins to evaporate, add more.

When at least two of the seeds have sprouted you can go ahead and plant all of them, whether or not they have sprouted.

Use a 16 oz. plastic cup for planting. Fill it with moist potting soil and barely push the seed into the soil–about 1/8 of an inch.

Place the cup in direct sunlight and keep the soil moist. When the seedlings reach 4 inches in height, all danger of frost has passed and the temperature remains above 50 degrees Fahrenheit, the seedlings are ready to be transplanted outdoors.