When we first moved into our house (before I ever discovered Etsy), I bought a few fans of daylillies from Wal-Mart. As much as I like the prices there, nothing from Wal-Mart EVER seems to live past a week for me. Reluctantly, I planted the 6 daylilly fans surrounding our Arizona Sunset roses.
They struggled. Two died. And Four continued to struggle. Last year a few greens just sat there and no blooms appeared.
A few weeks ago, they finally started to take off! Sending up their sun-scopes to reach as high as possible for the sun. The stems have been waving in the wind for a couple weeks and then the little buds appeared. Last week they plumped up. And then... success! the first blooms!