Day lily

Hemerocallis | Also known as: Daylily | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

Hemerocallis is a group of herbaceous perennial species commonly known as daylilies. Hemerocallis flowers during the summer months, producing trumpet-shaped blooms that are yellow and orange in colour. It also has sword-like green leaves for additional interest. Daylilies are best suited to a position in full sun or partial shade that has well-drained and fertile soil. However, hemerocallis can tolerate heavy clay and poor soils as long as it’s provided with moisture to really thrive. It’s ideal for herbaceous borders and partially shady flowerbeds that need brightening up with both foliage and flowers.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.6 - 0.9
Spread [m]
  • 0.45 - 0.6
Dominant flower colour
  • Varies
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • division
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z3-10
Heat zone
  • H12-2
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -40 - 4
Heat days
  • 1 - 210
Usage
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Wild flowers
Grown for
  • Attractive Flowers
Creative category
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
  • Coastal
  • Containers
  • City
  • Meadows
  • Prairies
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years