Day Lily

Thu, Apr 10, 2008

Exotic

Day Lily - Hemerocallis
Latin name:
Hemerocallis

Description: The ever-popular Day lilies are a must for the flower garden. Hemerocallis are ideal in the herbaceous border; the shorter stemmed varieties which are becoming more popular are also excellent grown around patios or used as edging. Mass planting gives a strong show of colour. They all have green, narrow, strap-like, arching foliage with large exotic flowers in almost every shade from white to deepest red-black. Although each flower lasts only a day, more are produced over a period of many weeks.

Hardiness: hardy

Height: From 30cm

Position: Full sun preferred

Soil: Any well-drained garden soil

Water: Mulch well to keep moist, although they will take dry conditions for short periods only

Usage: Best planted at the front of garden borders so that the flowers can be seen up close

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