Because of their low maintenance and because they do come back year after year, daylilies make great additions to any landscape. Use them as ground covers, to hold banks, as borders along fences and walks, and in decorative beds throughout the landscape. They also make attractive containerized displays!
Because of their low maintenance and because they do come back year after year, daylilies make great additions to any landscape. Use them as ground covers, to hold banks, as borders along fences and walks, and in decorative beds throughout the landscape. They also make attractive containerized displays! Low Maintenance, Beautiful Plants!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Where should I plant daylilies in my garden?
Daylilies flower best when planted in full sun (6 hours/day), on moist, yet well-drained soil. In hot climates, dark-colored cultivars should receive some afternoon shade to help them retain their flower color. When planted in the correct location, daylilies will flower for years with little care.
How do you prepare daylilies for soil?
Daylilies are adaptable to a variety of soil conditions, but slightly moist, well-drained soil high in organic matter will give you better results. Prepare new planting areas with Miracle-Gro® Garden Soil for Flowers. Mix 3 inches of garden soil into the top 6 to 8 inches of native soil.
Are daylilies good for a garden?
These summer-blooming perennials are as suitable for flower gardens and landscaping, as they are for rain gardens, naturalized areas and mass plantings. Here are some tips for growing daylilies (also known as hemerocallis) that will help you get the most from these hard-working plants.
How do you use daylilies?
Perhaps the most common use of daylilies is in mixed borders, plantings that may "border" walkways, fences, terraces, pools, lawns, hedges, curb sides, and the like. Such planting beds may be of any shape, formal or informal, and often contain mixed plantings of woody plants, bulbs, perennials, and annuals.
What can daylilies be used for in a garden?
Daylily plantings can be functional, as well as decorative. Massed daylilies are useful ground covers that suppress weeds. They can be used to edge pathways to encourage walkers to remain on the designated paths. They grow well on banks and other areas that are too steep or difficult to mow.
How many scapes does a daylilies plant make?
Remember that the height given on most plant labels is the height of the plant when in bloom, not the foliage height. When not in bloom, daylilies in containers look remarkably similar. When sited based only on foliage appearance, it is easy to make blunders. One cultivar may make 24" scapes, while others make 36" scapes.
How long does it take for daylilies to bloom?
A well-established daylily clump can produce as many as 400 blooms in just a single season, and can flower for 4-5 weeks. Daylily flowers light up the solid green mass of a spring-blooming shrub border and look terrific at the base of a large stone outcrop. The maroon highlights on this peach daylily complement the 'Crimson Queen' japanese maple.
Which is the best color contrast for daylilies?
Plants with maroon, blue, silver or gold foliage provide stunning color contrast for daylily blooms. Soft pastels - peach daylily and creamy echinacea at Tower Hill. Maroon daylilies combine beautifully with a purple smoke bush.