Question From: V. Vanover - Moss Point, Mississippi, United States
Q: I planted star gazer day lily bulbs in 3 planters. They were coming along nicely until one morning I discovered one plant in each container had drooping heads. I watered thinking they might need watered. Next day they each had a black leaf and today there are more black leaves. Do you know what may have caused this and what should I do?
My guess is your lilies have a fungal disease caused by over watering and unseasonably hot weather early in the summer. I'd start with fresh bulbs and soil next spring. Their soil should be kept moist but not sodden. Place them in an area that gets sun during the day, but is in shade in heat of the late afternoon. Google "how to grow star gazer lilies in pots" for more tips Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy