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Common Perennials

Daylily
Hemerocallis sp.


Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
 
Mature Height
12 Inches - 4 Feet
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
3 - 9 
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Foliage Color
Green
 
Bloom Color
Bi-color
Orange
Peach
Pink
Purple
Red
Salmon
White
Yellow
 
Bloom Season
May - September
 
Size
Small
Medium
Tall
 

Features

A very large group of plants that offer sizes from 12 inches to 4 feet tall in many colors and bloom periods. A versatile perennial that can fit into most any type of garden situation.

Culture

Will grow in moist well drained soil in a sun to partial shade situation.

Cultivars

Hundreds to choose from. Some include:

'Spellbinder' 34 inches tall, repeat bloomer, yellow

'Catherine Neal' 25 inches tall, repeat bloomer, purple

'Royal Occasion' 26 inches tall, repeat bloomer, purple

'Pardon Me' 18 inches tall, repeat bloomer, red

'Rosey Returns' 14 inches tall, repeat bloomer, pink

Notes

Very adaptable and very useful in the landscape. The repeat blooming types benefit from division every 2-3 years as it is the new rhizomes that produce new flowers. Selecting and planting the repeat types also allows for extended bloom in the garden. Daylilies are heavy feeders. Deadhead to achieve re-bloom. Some offer fragrant flowers.

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