Q.Can I Dig Up Wild Lillie’s In June In Southeast Virginia?
There are some orange Lillie’s that are growing wild along a road near my house. I want to dig them up and move them since my wife wants this color Lilly but can’t find them at any nurseries in stock.
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Wild daylilies will transplant quite well, but this time is not appropriate. Any other time of year will be fine, but this hot portion of the year can lead to a failed transplant. That isn't to say that you can't try it, but it does tend to lead to a higher failure rate in summer. However, after the final bloom of the summer, it will begin to slow down and focus on root growth. This will guarantee a successful transplant.
Keep in mind that these orange ditch lilies are very invasive. You may want to keep these in container to keep them from taking over the area that you want them in.