Toxic to humans and cats: Avoid consumption by humans and cats
Active during: Summer
Common Name: Day lily, One-day lily
Family: Liliaceae (Hemerocallidaceae)
Type: Rhizomatous tuberous root; deciduous or evergreen.
East Asia, China and Japan. From just 15 species, over 20000 registered hybrids have been produced.
Plants form clumps with numerous stems, growing mostly 1-2m tall. The flowers last only a single day, but numerous buds are produced if the soil is rich and kept adequately watered. The blooms are six-petaled and colours range from lemony yellow to orange, wine red, pink and mauve.
These plants are ideal for the mixed perennial border. They require a position in full sun.
Hemerocallis thrive in a quiet, wide climatic range and are long-lived. If well watered and fed, they bloom profusely. They may be dug up every four or five years and the clumps divided. Guard against slugs and snails.