Growing Conditions for Daylilies


  • The daylily (Hemerocallis) is a popular garden plant known for its orange, trumpet-shaped flowers. This perennial grows best in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 2 through 10. With proper care, your daylilies will thrive.
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  • Daylilies are easy to grow, according to Floridata, as long as they are kept in well-drained soil that is neutral to slightly acidic. The soil should be kept moist, especially during the growing season.


  • Daylilies thrive when planted in full sunlight, but they can survive in partial shade. Among the numerous cultivars of daylily, those with paler flowers do better with some shade.


  • Daylilies may be grown in mixed gardens or—to give your yard a wild or natural look—by themselves. According to Floridata, daylilies also make good border plants.

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