Why Buy Daylilies Online
A daylily is a flowering plant in the genus Hemerocallis. Hemerocallis are in the Asphodelaceae family, subfamily Hemerocallidoideae. These used to be part of Liliaceae (which includes true lilies). Horticulturalists have bred thousands of different varieties for their beautiful flowers. We have selected the best daylilies that have both gorgeous flowers but are also disease resistant, hardier and easier to grow.
Daylilies are native to Asia, primarily eastern Asia, including China, Korea, and Japan. Some varieties are actually considered invasive in the United States. However, none of the plants we sell are considered invasive. The word Hemerocallis, means "beauty for a day". Which comes from the fact that most daylily blooms open in the morning and die by night. However, the plants have several flower buds, so they typically stay blooming for several weeks during the summer.
Daylily flowers come in a huge array of different colors including;
Yellow – lemon, gold, to orange.
Red – scarlet, carmine, tomato-red, maroon, wine-reds, and blackish-reds.
Pink – pale pink through rose-pink to rose-red.
Purple – pale lavender & lilac to deep grape or violet.
White - cream, near-white, pale melon, light green
Other colors include brown, apricot, peach.
Virtually every color of flower you can think of will grow as a daylily flower.
The Best Way to Use Daylilies
Daylilies can grow from zones 3 to 9, from Florida to North Dakota. Be sure to plant these in an area with at least 6 hours of sunlight for best flower production and performance. These are hardy plants that need little care, no fertilization, can handle many soil conditions and are disease and pest resistant. These plants do really bloom every year with hardly any attention.
Growing daylilies are typically planted in groups of 3 or 5 in the landscape. These especially look great when paired with small ornamental grasses or evergreen shrubs. These plants also look beautiful in mass plantings next to a fence or walkway as a small garden border. When planted in dense patches, they form a dense weed-proof garden that blooms most of the summer.
- Wide range of flower colors
- Very low maintenance & care needed
- Great in mass plantings
- Plant in full sun (at least 6 hours of direct sunlight)
- Growing zones 3 to 9
Daylily Companion Plants
Anything you grow with daylilies needs to like sunlight, and handle over 5 hours of direct sun per day. There are many shrubs, perennials, annuals and grasses that will complement daylilies. Some of our favorite plants to grow with daylilies are coneflowers, phlox, yarrow, butterfly bushes, red hot poker, ornamental grasses and sedum.