Transplanting lilies #413008 - Ask Extension


Transplanting lilies #413008

Asked July 10, 2017, 8:34 AM EDT

Hello: We have a bunch of lilies that are now shaded because of a structure recently placed nearby -- they are not flowering this summer as a result and we'd like to transplant them elsewhere -- is there an ideal time to dig them up and transplant -- i.e., can it be done now or should it wait? Thank you.

Anne Arundel County Maryland

Expert Response

If you are talking about about daylilies, they are one of the few plants that are tough enough to be moved mid-summer. Keep them watered as best you can.

If you are talking about asiatic bulbs, let us know.

I realized when I sent the question I didn't specify -- I do mean Asiatic bulbs, not daylilies. Thanks.

The Question Asker Replied July 11, 2017, 9:44 AM EDT
In this case fall would be better, after the weather cools- like September.
Re-site them in full sun in good soil that drains well.


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