Also called Daylily, Custard lily
More About Hemerocallis flava
- AKA Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus
- Funnel-shaped lemon-yellow flowers
- Very fragrant rebloomer
- Sword-like leaves, arranged in pairs, grow at the base of the plant
- Bloom Time: Mid-June to mid-July
- Flower Height: 80 cm
- Flower Size: 9 cm
- Flower Type: Diploid
The name "hemerocallis" is derived from the Greek words for "day" and "beautiful," referring to the individual flowers lasting for about 24 hours.
Both the flower buds and open flowers of the daylily are edible, with the petals and sepals frequently used for colour contrast in salads.
Lemon lily Growing and Maintenance Tips
Hemerocallis grow best in an average to moist, well-drained soil, in full sun or partial shade. Daylilies with very dark flower colours benefit from more shade. They are adaptable to many soil conditions, even heavy clay soils and once established, will tolerate heat and drought. Prune the flower stalks down after blooming to improve the overall appearance and lengthen bloom time. They spread (some slowly, some more aggressively) by underground rhizomes. Easy to grow.
Genus Overview: Hemerocallis
Common Name: Daylily
Growing and Maintenance Tips:
- Grow best in an average to moist, well-drained soil, in full sun.Tolerates partial shade (especially darker cultivars) in the hottest part of the day. Tolerant of a wide range of soils.
- Diploids: Daylilies with 2 sets of chromosomes. Usually faster growing, producing more "grassy" growth and everblooming types.
- Tetraploids: Daylilies with 4 sets of chromosomes. Usually produces wider, heavier foliage and thick, sturdy stems. Flowers are larger with thicker petals, and colors are more intense.
- Rebloomers: Plants bloom heaviest during the listed, flowering time and then sporadically during the rest of the season.
Hemerocallis flava Characteristics
Soil MoistureMoist to Average