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
Foliage to 1 1/2 ft. tall, flower stalks taller.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Summer Flowering
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Summer
Botanical Pronunciation:hem-er-o-KAL-is HIB-rid
Plant type:Perennial
Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
Sunset climate zones:1 - 24
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Foliage to 1 1/2 ft. tall, flower stalks taller.
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Summer
Flower color:Pink
Design IdeasThis miniature Daylily is a carefree perennial that fits into almost any garden, no matter how small. Spot into perennial borders as individuals or small clusters. Mass into a sea of color that functions much like groundcover. These little fellows are great in containers, pots or troughs and window boxes. With its strap-leafed form and flowers on long wand-like stems, Daylily offers dramatic relief between dwarf shrubs.
Companion PlantsA beautiful plant to take the place of finicky Asiatic Lily. Use this Mini with the exotic but very easy Sword Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata) or Peruvian Lily (Alstroemeria Hybrids) with its pretty Azalea-like flowers. Try in alternating clumps with Little Grapette Miniature Daylily (Hemerocallis hybrids 'Little Grapette') woven into a carpet of the lovely blue-flowered Dalmatian Bellflower (Campanula portenschlagiana). For more cottage-garden charm, add the casual Wayne Roderick Fleabane (Erigeron x 'Wayne Roderick').
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:
In its homeland, China, the species daylily is found in early literature dating to 2697 BC. Although it arrived early the daylily was not named until 1753 where the genus was derived from the Greek for "beauty" and "day". Cultivation began in France and spread throughout Europe by the 19th century. Not until Dr. A. B. Stout of the Carolinas discovered a way to cross pollinate the plants in 1921 did any significant varieties or color variations appear. Mini Pearl, a diploid cultivar, was introduced by breeder Jablonski in 1982.
Lore:
In China, the native yellow daylily was more commonly a food crop than an ornamental.