A daylily or day lily is a flowering plant in the genus Hemerocallis, a member of the family Asphodelaceae, subfamily Hemerocallidoideae. Despite the common name, it is not in fact a lily. Gardening enthusiasts and horticulturists have long bred daylily species for their attractive flowers.
- Tall erect herbs with grass-like leaves
- Leaves often folded somewhat
- Flowers large to gigantic, reds to yellows
- Flowers with narrow tube opening to large bell-sha
Clump-forming, erect perennial herbs.
Blooms early summer to frost; numerous cultivars, varying in plant size, flower size, color & degree of maculation; flowers ephemeral, lasting about one day; utilized in rock gardens, specimens, borders, containers, tree bases; floral color may fade in full sun.
Prefers full sun to partial shade, high fertile organic soils that are well-drained; no serious pest-disease problems.
Plant Hardiness Zone: 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a