Garden flowers

Daylily: an exceptional perennial


Daylily is also called Day Lily for its magnificent flowers with a fleeting lifespan.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Hemerocallis
Family : Liliaceae
Type : Perennial

Height
: 50 to 100 cm
Exposure : Sunny and partial shade
Ground : Ordinary, rather clayey

Foliage: Persistent
Flowering : June to September

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The maintenance of daylily, whether in pots or in the ground requires some care to improve flowering.

Plant well, repot a daylily

Daylily in the ground:

It is recommended to plant the daylily in autumn although you can go up toin spring avoiding periods of frost.

In order to keep your daylilies as long as possible, perform the division of the tuft after flowering

Daylily in a pot:

A repotting in spring allows the plant to develop well.

Choose a soil for flowering plants.

Where to install your hemerocalle?

This plant loves places slightly shaded or sunny but not hot.

Whether in a pot or in the ground, therefore choose a light sun and a place rather sheltered from the wind.

Caring for daylilies

Daylily is a plant that needs very little care, if any. It is easy and multiplies on its own over the years.

Although these gestures are not mandatory, here is nevertheless how you can further improve its flowering.

  • Remove them withered flower stems As things progress.
  • Cut back to the shortest in late fall.
  • In case of'quite cold winter, we canprotect the foot of the plant with a mulch of fallen leaves.

Things to know about daylily

This perennial native to Asia that is also called "Day lily" is very pretty but its flowering is ephemeral because it lasts only 24 hours.

She has the advantage of having a evergreen foliage and offer very beautiful flowers in shades of red, orange and yellow.

In clump or cut flower, it is very decorative.

Smart tip

When planting, do not hesitate to enrich the soil with potting soil and even with compost such as manure and algae.

Video: Best Perennials, Hemerocallis Fairytale Pink Daylily (October 2020).