Daylily Plants

Most daylily plants open their flowers in the morning then they close and die overnight.

"Beauty for a day" ... these lovely flowers are true to their name.

Plant Highlights


  • Colors: available in shades of yellow/cream, orange, apricot, red, pink and violet; blends and bicolor combinations; no pure whites or true blues (as yet!)

  • Height: 1 - 5 ft; Width: 1 - 4 ft

  • Bloom Period: early, mid, and late summer; some repeat bloomers

  • Exposure: full sun/partial shade

  • Pests: resistant to disease, deer, and insects

  • Soil: tolerate a wide variety of soils

  • Comments: tough and adaptable; abundant variety of colors, flower shapes and sizes; require little to no maintenance.

Typically most flower stalks on these plants will produce more than a dozen blooms each. This will provide daylily flowers in your garden for many weeks throughout the summer!

The leaves of Daylily plants are great for hiding dying bulb foliage. A good gardening tip is to interplant these beauties with spring-flowering bulbs, such as tulips and/or iris.

By varying the heights, colors, and flower shapes, you can mix and match these plants to produce a variety of different garden areas. You can even successfully plant these beauties in containers.

There are many different daylily flower types that can be found on these plants: single (self), double peony-like, spider and spider variants, and even curly petaled flower varieties are available.

These flowers look their best when planted in groups. You can form a group all the same color and size or mix up the colors and sizes to add more variety in your garden areas.

Be forewarned, these beauties can range in price from inexpensive for some of the old stand-bys to quite pricey for some of the newer showy plants.

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For more detailed information on daylilies, check out the The American Hemerocallis Society, Inc. website.

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Feast your eyes on some beautiful daylily flower pictures.

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