• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Foliage to 2 1/2 ft. high, flower stalks taller.
    Key Feature:
    Summer Flowering
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:hem-er-o-KAL-is
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Foliage to 2 1/2 ft. high, flower stalks taller.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Pink
    Garden styleCottage
    Design IdeasDaylilies make great groundcover in masses, drifts and groupings. Spot into pre-existing gardens for an injection of bright color and fill open gaps in the planting. Foliage makes great cover up for bare bases of aging shrubs. A natural for the middle of the perennial border Plant on banks and slopes with sufficient irrigation as a rich field of green. Extraordinary size and color of flowers makes a perfect foundation planting filler for fast front yard makeover.
    Companion PlantsDaylilies make great groundcover in masses, drifts and groupings. Spot into pre-existing gardens for an injection of bright color and fill open gaps in the planting. Foliage makes great cover up for bare bases of aging shrubs. A natural for the middle of the perennial border Plant on banks and slopes with sufficient irrigation as a rich field of green. Extraordinary size and color of flowers makes a perfect foundation planting filler for fast front yard makeover.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in organically rich loam; adapts to most soil types, provided they are well-drained. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Remove old foliage and spent blooms for a neat appearance and to promote continued bloom.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    The original species of cultivated daylily is native to China and considered an edible food crop more than a garden flower. Cultivation in the west began after French botanist wrote of them in 1575 but it was not until the 20th century that real daylily breeding began. Cross pollination was first achieved by A. B. Stout in the Carolinas around 1921, and since that time tends of thousands of new varieties have been produced. Starburst Salmon was developed and introduced by Monrovia.
    Lore:
    In China, daylily have been cultivated since 2697 BC. The blossoms are cooked in various dishes and utilized in traditional medicine.

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