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Hemerocallis: an exceptional perennial

Hemerocallis: an exceptional perennial

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The hemerocallis, also called Day lily for its magnificent flowers with a fleeting lifespan, is splendid.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Hemerocallis
Family : Liliaceae
Type : Perennial

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

Foliage: Persistent
Flowering : June to September

Maintenance, whether in pots or in the ground requires some care to improve flowering.

Planting, repotting the hemerocallis

Hemerocallis in the ground:

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

In order to keep your hemerocallis as long as possible, proceed to the division of the tuft after flowering

  • The hemerocallis loves the sun but appreciates part shade even more
  • Space each plant at least 25 cm

Hemerocallis in a pot:

A repotting in spring allows the plant to develop well.

Choose a soil for flowering plants.

Where to install your hemerocallis?

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.

Maintenance of the hemerocallis

Remove them withered flower stems As things progress.

Cut back to the shortest in late fall.

In case of'quite cold winter, It would be better protect the foot of the plant with a mulch of fallen leaves.

Diseases that affect hemerocallis

It is a plant that is not very susceptible to diseases but, on the other hand, coveted by certain pests.

It is often invaded by slugs and snails, more rarely by aphids

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.

In Asia and more precisely in China and Japan, flowers and roots are consumed for their medicinal properties.

Varieties of hemerocallis:

- Hemerocallis altissima: 1.5 to 2 m. Yellow flower, blooming in summer
- Hemerocallis citrina: 0.5 to 0.8 m. Lemon yellow flowers, very fragrant, bloom from spring to summer.
- Hemerocallis dumortieri: 0.25 to 0.5 m. Yellow flowers, bloom in summer.
- Hemerocallis exaltata: 0.8 to 1 m. Orange flowers, blooming in spring / summer.
- Hemerocallis forrestii: 0.5 m. Yellow flowers, flowering in spring / summer.
- Hemerocallis thunbergii: 0.8 to 1 m. Yellow flowers, blooming in late summer.

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 (June 2022).