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Daylilies

Daylilies The daylily is a flower that just keeps on giving! Daylilies can be planted as bareroots and require little care to rebloom season after season. Many varieties bloom in both the spring and fall. And, these beloved plants are available in a vast variety of colors and patterns sure to suit any garden.

Botanical Name:

Hemerocallis

Most Popular Colors: The first daylilies to invade the United States were the orange variety. Horticulturalists have since created thousands of daylily varieties!

Blooming Season: Early to late summer.

Soil Preferences: Daylililes will flourish in any kind of soil, except the very wet kind. Select a spot that drains.

Climate Preferences: Daylilies will grow across multiple climate zones; any regions with sunny summers will serve as fine hosts for daylilies.

Sun Exposure:Partial shade to full sun.

Landscaping Tips: Daylilies are available in such an assortment – there’s a perfect daylily for any area in your yard. By choosing the right variety of daylily, you can achieve a state of constant blooming. Consider mixing spring- and summer- blooming daylilies, as well as double-blooming varieties.

Planting: Space the plants 1 to 3 feet apart, depending on variety, and keep the roots moist as the plants develop.

Care:

    • Water is vital to the success of your daylily garden. Water frequently in spring, when the plants are producing buds and branches, and through the blooming season. However, don’t overwater – it’s best to provide frequent surface watering.
    • After blooming season, foliage can be cut back to 5 or 6 inches.
    • Consider mulching in the spring, to assist with moisture retention and weed control.
    • For more information, go to the experts – like many of the greatest flower families, daylilies have their own fan club. Visit www.daylilies.org to learn more from the American Hemerocallis Society.

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