daylily


The scientific name for daylily is Hemerocallis,
Daylilies are easy-to-grow perennials, meaning they return year after year. The flowers of most species open at sunrise and wither at sunset, possibly replaced by another one on the same scape (flower stalk) the next day. Some species are night-blooming.

The Hosta is the number one favorite perennial and the Daylily number two. Specimen or garden daylilies are most commonly used as accent or stand-alone plants. Daylilies are the perfect plant for an area where nothing else will grow! The daylily can be characterized as a clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with fibrous or somewhat tuberous roots. The crown of a daylily is the stem of the daylily plant. It is the solid white core located between the leaves and the roots. The crown produces leaves and scapes from its upper surface. Roots are produced from its sides and lower surface.

A few ways to use Daylilies are,Ground Cover,Great on slopes for erosion control, Border, Naturalizing, Attracting butterflies. Dead-head spent blooms. Remove any left over dead foliage in early spring.   The most common problems for daylily performance include poor drainage and planting too deep. Few pests and diseases trouble hemerocallis, slugs and snails are the major hazard. North and South Carolina have many wonderful sites to help with selections of Daylily. Hope you will find these helpful.

Season of Bloom
Summer
Height
12-36 inches
Hardiness USDA
Hardiness Zone 3-9
Flower Color
most colors
Soil
Well drained, moist soil conditions.
Exposure
Full morning sun
Propagation
division in spring or fall