flowers can provide a wide variety of forms and color to
your garden. The species, and older and newer cultivars
produce flowers that may be triangular, circular,
double, star-shaped, or spider-shaped.
The flowers range in color from almost white through
yellow and orange to dark purple and deep red-black.
Most daylily flowers last for only one day. A member of
the Liliaceae family, the daylily is very
popular with plant collectors because of the wide
variety of flower forms and colors that are available.
semi-evergreen, and herbaceous perennial
China, Korea, Japan
3 - 11
Rate of Growth: Medium
Rich, well drained, moist
Water well especially in drought (dry
conditions reduce flowering)
Nutritional Requirements: Balanced
liquid fertilizer monthly, greatly appreciates side dressings of compost or
manure. Loves rich soil.
Light Requirements: Does
best in full sun
Arching, strap-shaped, dark green, 30-48 in.
5 1/2" or
more across, various forms, numerous colors, over 30,000
named cultivars have been raised (collect them all!)
Pests or diseases:
Rust, hemerocallis gall midge, aphids,
spider mites, thrips, slugs and snails, crown rot,
bacterial leaf and stem rot
Use in borders
Cost: $$ --
Very reasonable to expensive
Sow seeds or divide in spring
Horticultural Society A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants