What is a daylily?
The word Hemerocallis is derived from two Greek words meaning "beauty" and "day," referring to the fact that each flower lasts only one day. To make up for this, there are many flower buds on each daylily flower stalk, and many stalks in each clump of plants, the flowering period of a clump is usually several weeks long. As years go by, daylilies will continually grow larger and produce more stalks.
Why is the daylily the perfect perennial?
The daylily is often referred to as the perfect perennial because it is:
- Available in a rainbow of colors and a variety of shapes and sizes.
- Able to survive with very little care in a wide variety of climates.
- A mainstay for all types of landscapes, especially low maintnace.
- Drought tolerant, with relatively few pest and disease problems in most gardens.
- Adaptable to many different soil types.
- They prefer a minimum of 6 hrs a day for sunlight, although darker flowers will benifit from afternoon shade.
- Daylilies continually get better with age, but should be divided after about 5 years
Daylilies will grow in all U.S. regions, but thrive in USDA Hardiness Zones 4 through 9.
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