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How To Divide Your Daylily Plants

Jennifer Howard | Cottage on Bunker Hill

Daylilies are a beautiful and easy-to-grow perennial flower. They can be divided every few years to keep them healthy and to create new plants. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to divide daylilies.

To Get Started:

 Choose a daylily plant that is at least three years old. Grab a garden fork or shovel and also a sharp knife or garden shears.

 Reasons to take the time to divide your daylilies:       -Dividing daylilies helps       to rejuvenate the plants       and encourages new       growth.       -Dividing daylilies can lead       to more flowers.       -Dividing daylilies can help       to control the size of the       plants.         -Dividing daylilies is a        great way to propagate        new plants.


Dig Up Clump

Use a garden fork or shovel to gently loosen and dig up the clump of daylilies in your garden.


 Divide Clump

 Use a sharp knife or garden shears to divide the plant into sections. Each section should have a healthy root system and at least one fan of leaves.



Replant the divided plants as soon as possible after dividing them. This will help to reduce the risk of shock.

After replanting make sure to give them a good drink of water. They may look sad for a couple of days so keep the plant hydrated.


Dividing daylilies is a simple and easy way to keep your plants healthy and vigorous. It is also a great way to propagate new plants. With a little care and attention, you can divide your daylilies and enjoy their beauty for many years to come.