Daylilies
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Daylily Roots

Zone 4 | Anonymous added on August 25, 2018 | Answered

When transplanting a daylily that has numerous small white hair-like roots, can any roots that are left behind eventually produce another plant?

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    Downtoearthdigs
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    Answered on August 26, 2018

    The smaller roots will not produce any plants, However you can divide the larger rhizome into multiple plants. This hair-like feathering on the roots is caused by its relationship the the good bacteria in your soil called mycorrhizae, Without these the plant would not thrive. Here is a link for more information on dividing daylilies: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/lily/dividing-lily-plants.htm

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