Common Name(s): Day Lilies; Daylily; Day Lily
The genus name is derived from the Greek words hemera– day– and kallos– beauty– referring to the fact that each flower only lasts a day. It used to be classified under Liliaceae.
Clump-forming, erect perennial herbs.
Blooms early summer to frost; numerous cultivars, varying in plant size, flower size, color & degree of maculation; flowers ephemeral, lasting about one day; utilized in rock gardens, specimens, borders, containers, tree bases; floral color may fade in full sun.
Prefers full sun to partial shade, high fertile organic soils that are well-drained; no serious pest-disease problems.
Hemerocallis is one of the very highly hybridized plant genera. Many advancements have been made over the years by dedicated hybridizers.