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This article was published originally on 7/1/1992Daylilies (Hemerocallis spp.) have become one of the most popular perennials. Their easy care and beautiful flowers make them useful in both formal and informal gardens. Daylilies perform best in full sun, but will tolerate partial shade as well. They are relatively disease and insect free except for normal garden pests such as aphids and spider mites. Flowers last only a day giving the plant its common name. Hundreds of varieties are available with new varieties released every year. Proper variety selection will allow flowering from spring until frost. Flower colors are available in every shade except pure white and blue.
With so many hybrid varieties available, selecting a daylily can be a confusing experience. Daylily catalogs and plant descriptions often have their own terminology. This is fine if you're a daylily collector, but what about those of us who are just getting started. Terms frequently used to describe daylilies include:
When looking for a durable, pest-free perennial, look for the variety that daylilies offer.
Year of Publication:
IC-463(17) -- July 1, 1992