Growing daylilies from seed can be a fun experience, as each new plant is a new hybrid. Learn how to grow daylilies from seed, and experience the joy of growing new plants.

If you are looking for daylily seeds to plant, you can cross pollinate your own daylilies to make seed, or purchase seeds from chosen crosses.

You never know exactly what you are going to get until your new seedling blooms! This whole experience usually takes a few years, however it is well worth the wait!

Each daylily seed offers the potential for a new cultivar or hybrid, and each seed is unique in it’s own way.

Harvest daylily seeds from the seed pods when the pods are mature and begin to crack open. Air dry the seeds for 48 hours before storing in the fridge for stratification.

One month before planting, add the seeds to a baggie with moist vermiculite, and place in the fridge for at least 30 days. Often the seeds will begin to sprout in the fridge.

Daylily seeds need cold moist stratification to break their dormancy and to have the most successful germination.

After the stratification period, plant the seeds as well as those seedlings that have sprouted, into deep containers to grow on, until ready to be transplanted outside.

It's a good idea to label the crosses, so that you know the parent plants when the daylilies bloom.

It's so much fun to see what the first bloom looks like, when the time finally comes.

It' may take a few years before the daylilies are able to produce blooms, depending on the individual cultivars.

Consider growing some daylilies from seed this season, and enjoy this fun gardening experience.

For more information, see the tutorial!