Daylilies are long-lasting perennials with attractive foliage and showy blooms, and are very easy to grow. The individual flowers last only a day, but are generated continuously over a long season.
Daylilies come in many colors, with flowers in hues of cream, pink, orange, reddish, yellow, and violet; they bicolored and are frequently striped. They appear at the ends of long stalks. Some varieties are fragrant. Flowering usually lasts 3 to 4 weeks, but varies based on the cultivar. The bloom season is generally divided into early (late May and June), middle (July), and late (August into September), although significant overlapping occurs.
Attractive, the glowing green, straplike leaves are successful, and grow I to 2 feet long all season. The leaves arch out from your foundation of the plant, forming a mound of foliage. Flowers and stalks appear from this knoll.
Depending on variety, daylilies can reach to three or four feet tall, including flowers. They form a tough, heavy, tuberous root system.
Daylilies are long lived, and clumps will expand indefinitely. They’re limited in growth, permanent, not invasive, and compete well with the roots of shrubs and trees. Hybrids WOn’t reseed.
Daylilies are highly adaptable, but perform best in well-drained soil which is high in organic matter and of just average fertility. They allow sunlight or shade nicely, seeming to prefer full sunshine in northern places, and light shade in the hot South. Yet, their fine colours have a tendency to fade quickly in full sun. Too rich a ground contributes to the rapid growth of few flowers and lush foliage.
Care is quite simple. After their flowers are spent to enhance look, remove the flower stalks,. The plant has no serious pests. Some of the more vigorous ones give enhanced performance with division, although some varieties can be left permanently. Division of mature plants is an arduous task due to the substantial root system, but it really is still the best means of increase. Divide in late summer or spring.
Extensive breeding has resulted in thousands.