Daylilies: Before planting, soak plants for 4-6 hours. Soil should be worked loose, dig a hole and make a mound in the center of the hole. Set the plant in place with the roots spread on each side of the mound, and the crown about 1” below the surface of the soil. Plant about 18” apart. Full to part sun and well drained soil is best.
Iris: Sunny, well-drained location is best. Work soil loose and place the rhizomes just below the surface of the ground with the roots well spread out underneath so the rhizome is within reach of the sun’s rays. Be sure to firm the soil tightly around the rhizome when planting and follow ordinary garden practice of watering .
Hosta: Plant in shade and partial shade. Soak the plant 4-6 hours before planting, if bare root, if potted, not necessary. Work soil 8-10 inches deep. Make a mound in the center of the hole, and place the plant on top of the mound spreading the roots around the mound. Pack the soil around the plant and water regularly. Plant 18” apart.
Peonies: Select a sunny, well-drained location. Plant 2-3’ apart. Work soil loose and dig a hole. Plant eyes at proper depth for your location. Northern US – 2” deep, Middle US – 1”deep, Southern – Just below the surface. Pack soil well and water plants immediately after planting.
Bulbs: Select a sunny, well-drained area. Cover the nose of the bulb with 3 to 5 inches of soil. Plant pointed end up. Plant in groupings of three or more for a good show.
Grasses: Select a sunny, well-drained area. Dig a hole twice as wide and only as deep as the root ball. Plant the grass so the top of the root is about 1-2” above ground level. Build a watering basin around the plant high enough to hold 3-4” of water. Foliage should be cut down to within 6” of the ground early every spring.
General Fertilizer Tips: Plants will thrive without feeding, but will respond to a fertilizer application of a balanced 10-10-10 fertilizer applied as a top dressing dusted around and in between the plants in early spring.
If you can’t plant right away, open box to give the plants air and keep in a cool place. Soak the plants (except iris and bulbs) a few hours before planting to rehydrate them. Please plant as soon as possible for best results.