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Old 04-30-2011, 10:04 AM
 
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Can I dig up and move my day lily bulbs now (in GA)? The deer have eaten every leaf and blossom down to the stem, so there is no point in leaving them in their current location, unless by moving them now I will ruin my chances of having flowers next year.
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Old 04-30-2011, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Homer Alaska
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I think I would risk moving them now. You would have to take extra care with them, watering frequently, mulching ect. for them to handle the stresses of the heat, possibly they would be set back from the shock (light shade may help initially, upended basket or something). If the deer have ravaged them to the extent that they have they are being weakened over time anyway. The tubers would be doing all of the work of keeping the plants going-eventually their stored energy would not be enough.
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Old 04-30-2011, 09:32 PM
 
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Thank you!
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Old 05-01-2011, 06:51 PM
 
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i would just move them ,nothing to loose.

in the past I have moved day lillies in the middle of summer and they
have always survived, to me they are almost like
loripee, [monkey grass] can't destroy them.
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Old 05-01-2011, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Tigard, Oregon
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Maybe it depends on where you are, but around here they are cheap and hardy. I constantly pull out the shoots so they don't continue to spread all over the place. If the tend to grow well, dig out and move the tubers. They don't likely need much special care. I am in a relatively dry climate with seasonal temps from zero to 100. Here, they are very hardy. Again, you've nothing to loose, good luck!
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Old 05-01-2011, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Hartwell--IN THE City of Cincinnati
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i'd move them...i have a LOT of daylilies & move things around in my garden anytime they are not doing well in a location.
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Old 05-01-2011, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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Go for it! Mine do great and I move them all the time. In fact, I moved some not long ago and we are barely into Spring! I have way too many, give them away, keep shuffling them around!
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Old 05-01-2011, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Mountains of middle TN
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i would just move them ,nothing to loose.

in the past I have moved day lillies in the middle of summer and they
have always survived, to me they are almost like
loripee, [monkey grass] can't destroy them.
I agree. We're in middle TN just an hour north of Chatt. I've transplanted them at all times of the year and never lost one. Those things are like weeds. I've got a black thumb and they're still thriving.
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Old 05-02-2011, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Tampa Bay Area
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They really want a LOT of organic/leaves/compost happy dirt to thrive.
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Old 05-02-2011, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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I love Daylilies the are hardy and beautiful.. I had some burgundy ones last summer fo the first time and they looked just like velvet. Hope the deer will leave yours alone when you transplant them. I am on a city lot so deer are not a problem but I do have some little creature that likes to nibble on my lettuce. Last season I was so glad to see it emerge and when it was about 2" tall, one morning it was GONE. lol
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