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Hemerocallis Genus

Day lily

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterMoist

Description

Hemerocallis genus (Day lily). These are perennials and some are semi-evergreen or evergreen. There are about 14 species but many thousands of cultivars have been produced. They are grown for their showy, often fragrant flowers which bloom in a vibrant range of colours. The individual blooms will only last for a day, which makes it vital to dead-head them regularly to extend flowering. Fully hardy. Does best in full sun and fertile, moist soil. Slug and snail control is essential in early spring when the young foliage first appears.

Characteristics

Perennials, Semi-evergreens or Evergreens, Shrubs or Herbaceous

Origin

China and Japan

Interest and use

Borders.

Propagation

Division in autumn or spring. Cultivators raised from seed will not come true to type, species may come true if grown in isolation from other daylilies.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slug and snails may attack young foliage.

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