Can Daylilies Grow In Pots?

Daylilies are a popular plant choice for homeowners looking to add color and interest to their landscape. They’re easy to grow, they don’t require a lot of maintenance, and they come in shades of yellow, orange, red, purple, white and pink. Daylilies grow well outdoors, but what if you want to grow them in pots?

Daylilies can be grown both indoors and outdoors as long as they have enough light and water. But if you want to grow them indoors or if you live where summers are short and winters are cold (or vice versa), you’ll need to keep your plants inside during these times of year.

If you want your daylilies to bloom all year long, then make sure they get at least six hours of sunlight each day during the winter months when there aren’t many daylight hours available.

How Big Should The Pot Be For Daylilies?

When it comes to pot size, the general rule of thumb is: bigger is better. The larger and deeper your container is, the more water it can hold and the more nutrients your root system can absorb. A good rule of thumb for a daylily container is an 8″ diameter x 12″ deep pot with drainage holes in the bottom.

If you have pots that are smaller than these dimensions (say 6″, 10″, or even 12″), then your plant can survive in them; but if you want optimal growth and health for your daylilies, consider upgrading to larger containers sooner rather than later!

What Is The Best Kind Of Soil For Daylilies Growing In Pots?

The best kind of soil for your daylilies growing in pots will be well-drained and rich in organic matter. It should also be loose, friable, and acidic (pH 5.5 to 6.5).

Without the right soil conditions, your plants will struggle to thrive and grow properly. You can either purchase a bagged mixture from the store or make your own by combining equal parts of peat moss, compost, and sand (25:25:50).

If your plant’s roots become too dry at any point during its life cycle then they are likely going to die off quickly so make sure they have access to plenty of water at all times during their growth period!

Where Should The Container Be Placed?

The container you place your daylilies in should be placed in a sunny spot. The plant has to be able to receive plenty of sunlight because it needs the sun’s energy so that it can thrive, grow and bloom.

The container should also be placed in an area where the plant is protected from wind and rain. If your home has an open plan, chances are there will be a lot of strong gusts coming through windows as well as doors. Make sure that if you’re placing your daylily outside that it’s sheltered from these winds by something like a porch or covered decking which will help protect them from getting blown about too much by nature!

Finally make sure that the pot isn’t exposed to direct sunlight for long periods of time during the summer months unless there’s no other option available (for example: if there are heat vents nearby). In this case, though we suggest putting up some shade cloth over part of it just to keep things extra safe so don’t forget about those rays either!

How Often Do I Water My Daylilies In Pots?

How often you should water your daylily depends on two things: the pot size and the type of soil. Clay pots will require more frequent watering, while plastic pots need less.

If you’re using a clay pot with a drain hole, water until it drains out the bottom of the pot. If there’s no drain hole, use about 1/4 cup per plant every three days or so (we’ll explain why these numbers are approximate shortly).

If your daylilies are growing in plastic pots with holes drilled in them for drainage, then give them about 1/4 cup per plant every five days or so (again this is an approximation).

How Long Do Daylilies Live In Pots?

Daylilies, if kept in the right conditions, can live for at least five years. That said, they do need to be repotted every two or three years to make sure that their roots don’t get too big for the pot.


Daylilies are an excellent choice for growing in pots. They can be planted in containers large or small, as long as they have enough water and sunlight to survive. The most important thing is to give your daylilies plenty of room to grow and bloom so that they will thrive!

Leave a Comment