Daylily. Bi-coloured flower, yellow centre with red petals.
- Sword-like leaves, arranged in pairs, grow at the base of the plant
- Bloom Time: July to mid-August
- Flower Height: 68 cm
- Flower Size: 15 cm
- Flower Type: Diploid
The name "hemerocallis" is derived from the Greek words for "day" and "beautiful," referring to the individual flowers lasting for about 24 hours.
Both the flower buds and open flowers of the daylily are edible, with the petals and sepals frequently used for colour contrast in salads.
Daylily Growing and Maintenance Tips
Hemerocallis grow best in an average to moist, well-drained soil, in full sun or partial shade. Daylilies with very dark flower colours benefit from more shade. They are adaptable to many soil conditions, even heavy clay soils and once established, will tolerate heat and drought. Prune the flower stalks down after blooming to improve the overall appearance and lengthen bloom time. They spread (some slowly, some more aggressively) by underground rhizomes. Easy to grow.