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cind18-Apr-05 07:49 AM EST 2b   
Patricia 26-Apr-05 06:41 PM EST 5   


Subject: Daylilies in Pots?
From: cind
Zone: 2b
Date: 18-Apr-05 07:49 AM EST

I live on a windy dry hilltop. Over the past few years I have been struggling with a large bed (of mostly thistles and weeds). I planted daylilies but now due to grass overtaking the bed must dig them out.

I was wondering if its ok to pop them into deep/large pots, will they grow in containers?

Also I am still struggling with the large dry hilltop bed, I am looking for something natural/wild and last summer added some large rocks and a few pieces of driftwood which really made it look a lot better.

I am now going to try planting some heather around the rocks (and maybe poppies or babybreath because they grow in the hot dry sun). I would appreciate any suggestions for my lonely hilltop!

I was also wondering about lavendar...

cind


Subject: RE: Daylilies in Pots?
From: Patricia (iris1@rogers.com)
Zone: 5
Date: 26-Apr-05 06:41 PM EST

Daylilies are a pretty hardy bunch, and they might be happy in a pot during the summer, but I am fairly certain that they will not survive in a pot over winter in your 2B zone. The roots need to be snug in the ground to live through winter cold. Lavender is great in a dry, full sun location - two varieties that are the most winter hardy: Munstead and Hidcote. I have one of these two, don't remember which, and it has lived through many winters here, just outside Ottawa.


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