The common name for Hemerocallis is daylily and it’s actually not a lily. Each flower lasts only one day – 24 hours, hence the name – Daylily. They are one of the easiest to grow perennials and will grow extremely well even in the coldest of climates. With thousands of different cultivars to choose from they make a beautiful display with their showy flowers in a huge range of colours and variation. Hemerocallis is a drought tolerant, low maintenance perennial that makes a wonderful addition to a sunny garden.
An established daylily clump produces a multitude of blooms with many more flowers opening up the following day. Most daylilies flower around 4-5 weeks depending on the cultivar, but you can have non-stop blooms from spring until frost by choosing cultivars that flower at specific times.
These different varieties include: Extra Early, Early, Early Midseason, Midseason, Late and Very Late. Some cultivars of daylilies re-bloom during the same growing season, where others bloom continuously for months.
After each flower finishes, we remove it with a quick snap so that it does not set seed and it allows the new blooms to look their best. All of the blooms are held on flower scapes that can have a multitude of blooms that do not flower at the same time. When all the flowers have finished we remove the scape at ground level. We will clean up and remove any dead foliage as they progress into fall.
Daylilies can be easily divided and grow quite fast. We love daylilies because they add huge splashes of colour to our gardens with very little effort. We choose cultivars of daylilies that colour coordinate and compliment the other perennials in our gardens.
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