Questions about Buying Daylilies from Olallie Daylily Gardens


We Ship Weekly!

Orders received by 12:00 (noon) on Friday will be shipped the next Monday


Choose a week that works best for you, we'll do our best to get it out when you want.If you are ordering using our Online Store please send us a separate email if you would like to request a specific ship date otherwise we will ship your plants as soon as possible. We ship plants end of April through mid October, depending on the weather. Plants are freshly dug, labelled, trimmed, rinsed, and packaged carefully in craft paper to keep them cool. If you order for May delivery, it is usually unnecessary for us to cut back the plants.

How are your Daylilies packed and shipped ?

Orders are dug and prepared and shipped on the same day.First plants are dug and labeled. Next all the plants are washed and cleaned. We wash them to remove most of the dirt and any stray weeds. Finally while the plants are still damp we wrap them in brown paper and then box them. We believe this is the best way to handle daylilies as it keeps them moist but not overly wet. Daylilies are more tolerant of drying out than of being too wet, which may cause they leaves to rot.

A 10 plant landscape mix ready for packing and shipping

Two "A" sized daylilies washed and tagged and ready for packing and shipping


What's the difference between an A and B size of the daylilies you sell?

The "A" size is larger usually a 3-4 fan piece whereas a "B" size is a 2 fan piece. Generally we would expect an "A" size piece to be a blooming size piece that will bloom the first year A "B" size piece is more of a growing on size that will bloom the next year.

This "A" sized piece has 3 distinct fans. You can also see the white band that denotes the proper planting zone for the plant


This "B" sized plant is made up of 2 fans. Note how on both plants the roots are spread out ready for planting


What do I do with my plants when they arrive?

If you have just received them, unpack them and air them out immediately. If they appear at all dry, soak them in a bucket of water, deep enough to just cover the roots. Do not leave them soaking for more than a few weeks , they may rot.


What do I do if I can't get my bare root plants in the ground right away?

It is possible to store them out of the ground for up to two weeks, but bloom for that season may be lost. For short-term storage leave plants in the box in a cool shady place. For somewhat longer periods place the plants in a bucket, roots down, spray with water and leave just a couple of inches of water in the bottom of the bucket, again keep in a shady cool place. For longer storage daylilies can be potted up in soil or peat moss and grown on this way.

Can I temporarily plant daylilies and then move them?

Yes, daylilies can be moved at any time during the growing season. Consider planting them at the edge of your vegetable garden for a season or two. The extra fertilizer and water you might give them may help them quickly attain a larger clump size.


How many plants do I need?

Many garden designers suggest planting in odd numbers (3, 5, 7) this creates a more natural and less formal appearance. However daylilies will in time grow quite large and so can stand alone quite well as each can grow into a true centerpiece. Measure your garden square footage. For most plantings, space daylilies about two feet apart from center (4 square feet for each plant). Those who want a fuller appearance sooner, can plant up to a foot and a half apart (3 square feet per plant). Plant in straight lines for a formal design, zigzags for a more naturalized look.