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Hemerocallis fulva

Orange day lily

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Height0.7m to 1m
  • Spread0.8m to 1.25m
  • Growth HabitTufted
  • Flower ColourYellow, orange
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Hemerocallis fulva (Orange day lily). This species will spread rapidly. The large fleshy roots will help to control erosion as they spread. The leaves are dark green and will form an arching fountain-shaped clump. The flowers are unscented but beautiful and coloured a rich orange with darker accents. Water these plants every week in the peak of summer heat. Usually one application of fertilizer is enough for Day Lilies at the beginning of the growing season; over-fertilising can lead to lush foliage, but a weakened floral display. Deadheading will promote better flowering.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Fulva day lily, Day lily

Origin

Europe, Asia

Interest and use

Border, erosion control, cutting bed

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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

Watch for slugs and snails in the early spring.

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