Honey, that ship has sailed!
You know how, in certain movies, the main character is running to catch a ship that will take her to her love and just as she’s leaping down the stairs— the ship leaves the dock?
That’s you and planting season.
Unless you live in zone 9 or 10, if you haven’t planted yet you’ve missed the boat this year. If you find that you’re the one standing alone on the dock, don’t give up– just remember that, in those same movies, the heroine always finds a way to her love.
That’s where we come in.
We ship through October. If you live in a warm area and want to plant, now is the time! If you live elsewhere (and if you promise to mulch your daylilies for winter protection!) we may still be able to get your daylilies to you if you place your order soon.
If you’re not the risky sort, you should consider waiting until spring to order. We ship large, healthy plants that usually bloom the same season in which they are shipped.
So even if you’ve missed the boat, that’s still a happy ending.
In East Tennessee, it’s awful tempting to plant late in October. Balmy days, blue skies and no humidity makes a gardener practically pant with the desire to get outside and stick their hands in the dirt. That being said, one of the few times we’ve killed daylilies is when we’ve planted too late in the season and didn’t mulch.
The moral of this sad story is this: Don’t be tempted by the wiles of October– plant according to your frost date. If you simply must take a risk, do so but be sure to mulch HEAVILY. (Crossing your fingers probably won’t hurt either!)