Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Fast growing to 2 ft. tall. Clump forming.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Summer Flowering
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Mid-summer with some repeat blooming
Botanical Pronunciation:hem-er-o-KAL-is HIB-rid
Plant type:Perennial
Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
Growth rate:Fast
Average landscape size:Fast growing to 2 ft. tall. Clump forming.
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Mid-summer with some repeat blooming
Flower color:Orange
Design IdeasThis carefree perennial fits into almost any garden. Spot into perennial borders as individuals or small clusters. Mass into a sea of color that functions much like groundcover. You can arrange them in a row against foundations as a mini hedge. With its strap-leafed form and flowers on long wand-like stems, Daylily offers dramatic relief between dwarf shrubs.
Companion PlantsThis Daylily's clear peach or apricot flowers blend well with the pastel blue blooms of Maries Balloon Flower (Platycodon grandiflorus mariesii) and Lily of the Nile (Agapanthus africanus). For a pretty pale-yellow companion, try the understated My Signature Daylily (Hemerocallis hybrids My Signature) and Dwarf Euryops (Euryops pectinatus 'Munchkin').
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
History:
Dayliles first trickled west into Europe from China in the first century but were hardly noticed. Until recently these original daylily strains that reached Europe two millennia ago remained relatively unchanged because of the difficulty of cross pollination prevented breeding. In 1921, Dr. A. B. Stout of the Carolinas perfected a method so successful that by the turn of the century over 37,000 cultivars were under official registration.
Lore:
The original small flowered daylily native to China is still cultivated there as a food crop.