Hemerocallis- Day Lily

Magnificent perennial plant for a shady situation. It has a very prolonged flowering season.

Situation:

Under shrubs, in shady borders to provide colour, or mixed with other plants. Note the pink shades, generally difficult to obtain.

Soil:

Rich, constantly damp, soil.

Propagation:

By division.

Hemerocallis citrina: Height 70-100 cm; fragrant lemon-yellow flowers in mid to late summer. Hemerocallis hybrids: Height 60-80 cm; flowering season mid to late summer; very large flowers. ‘Black Hills’, deep purple brown; ‘Flaming Sword’, clear reddish brown; ‘Orange Man’, orange; ‘Pink Charm’, brownish pink; ‘Sammy Russell’, bright red with orange; ‘Tejas’, red brown with a yellow calyx.

Hemerocallis middendorffii: Height 30-50 cm; yellow flowers with a pleasant scent in late spring or early summer, sometimes for a second time in early autumn.

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