Scientific name: Hemerocallis spp. & cvs.
Common names: “Daylily”
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial in Victoria, can be evergreen in warmer climates
Light: Full sun best – light shade
Soil: Average – fertile
Moisture: Moist – average, well drained – wet, handles flood conditions
Plant Size: H 8″-6′ W 12″-55″
Leaf and Stem shape: Erect narrow, strap-shaped leaves
Flower: Succession of fragrant, trumpet-shaped flowers, some spp. flower early, mid and late season, and some are remontant which flower all summer, every colour except blue
Maintenance: Deadhead regularly for more flowers, plant in spring with the crown 1″ below soil level, cut down when leaves turn brown in fall
Landscape use: Flower borders, city & courtyard garden, cottage, prairie planting
Propagate: By division, and seed?
Pests & Disease: Hemerocallis gall midge deforms and purples flower buds, a very serious problem. maybe daylily rust, early frost kills buds and might be mistaken for gall midge
Comments: Not recommended because of the gall midge, otherwise a very attractive plant
Cultivars: ~AGM winners: H. ‘Burning Daylight’ , H. ‘Sir Modred’ , H. ‘Stafford’ , H. ‘Ruby Spider’ , H. ‘Serena Sunburst’ , H. ‘Red Precious’ , H. ‘Pink Damask’