What Diseases Can Affect Daylilies?

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Daylilies belong to the genus Hemerocallis and comprise a variety of cultivars. Flowers last only one day, but the plants consist of many branches filled with flower buds, which prolongs the blooming period for two to three weeks. Daylilies tolerate a variety of climates, light conditions and soils, making them hardy additions to the garden.…


How Do I Winterize Daylilies?

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Daylilies bloom for only one day, but they produce so many flower buds that many plants remain in bloom for most of the summer. A hardy perennial, daylily plants thrive with little care in most gardens. Daylilies grow from a fibrous root system and have foliage that dies back in fall. There are also a…


Spider Daylilies

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The humble daylily, once limited to a few varieties of hybrid cultivars, now blooms in more colors and forms than could have been imagined by early hobbyists. Ratio Spiders must have sepals and petals that grow in a length to width ratio of at least 5 to 1. Modern breeders aim for large flowers with…


Ever Flowering Daylilies

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The botanical name for daylilies, Hemerocallis, means " blooms for a day." As a rule, daylilies open for only a brief period and then the delicate flowers fade. For enthusiastic daylily lovers, the prospect of a daylily that blooms for longer is enticing. Everblooming varieties are now available that bloom from late spring until the…


Daylilies for Partial Shade

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The common tawny daylily, Hemerocallis fulva, blooms almost anywhere, including shady woodlands. A growing number of hybrids marketed for the dappled shade are found in many home gardens. Shade-tolerant daylilies will tolerate some shade and still perform well, but no daylily will bloom its best in deep shade. The American Hemerocallis Society has awarded a…


Daylilies in Ohio

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Each year, the American Hemerocallis Society polls its members by region to find the top-recommended local favorites for daylily gardeners. Ohio has an active daylily community. Throughout the state, there are local daylily societies and hobbyists who take the development of new cultivars seriously. The 2011 recommended daylilies in AHS Region 2, which includes Ohio,…


The Pests of Daylilies

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Daylilies are one of the most pest-free and care-free plants in the perennial garden. Occasionally, though, they may be afflicted by one of several pests that can pose a threat to their appearance, bloom or overall health. Identification Daylily pests, according to the American Hemerocallis Society, "include insects, mites, molluscs, millipedes and mammals" that feast…


How to Divide Stella de Oro Daylilies

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Few perennials are as rewarding to grow as Stella de Oro daylilies. These trouble-free plants with their prolific, golden-yellow flowers are one of the most popular daylilies of all time, according to the University of Vermont. Grow them in full sun or light shade. Their small size, 12 to 16 inches tall by 24 inches…


Herbicides That Won’t Kill Daylilies

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Daylilies are a dependable, easy-care perennial that are tolerant of drought and flooding, immune to heat stress, grow well in sun or shade and thrive in most soil conditions. They range in size from 8 inches to 5 feet, with trumpet-shaped flowers that are 2 to 8 inches long. They are widely used in public…


The Best Everblooming Daylilies

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Plant everblooming daylilies for blooms from early summer to frost. This herbaceous perennial once had a bloom time of just a few weeks, and the orange and yellow daylilies you see growing wild in culverts, ditches and on roadsides are of this variety. A favorite of many gardeners for their drought and pest resistance, daylilies…


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