Orange Daylily - Hemerocallis fulva Hardy Planting Zones- 2-9 Sun or Shade – Full Sun Mature Height - 48" Mature Width- 20-24" Bloom Season – Early to Mid Summer (May to July) Gardener Status- Beginner
Orange Dayily- Hemerocallis Fulva
Orange Daylily is a native flower of Asia but has become so proliferate in North American that one of its names is the “Common Lily”. Because they do so well in wet soil daylilies can be planted in those areas that other flowers may not be suited for. Just because they are “common” doesn’t mean you shouldn’t plant a few in your flower garden. These are hardy little beauties and do well from zones three to nine. They take little care and pretty much fend for themselves. The flowers are orange and tend to be large, some as big as three and a half inches in diameter. The leaves of the daylily are long and slender, somewhat like grass and are from twenty-four to thirty-six inches high and droop about halfway up. This fact alone makes for a pretty addition to any flower garden. Daylily flowers are held on their stalks semi erect without drooping downward. Each flower has three petals and three sepals that are very similar in looks in a beautiful warm orange color that roll out and under at the tips. The throat of the flower is yellow, around which is a bit of red. Because the fibrous root system forms clumps of leaves and flowers they exclude other plants so weeding is minimal. They are able to survive in a variety of climates, grow well in areas other plants cannot and they are naturally disease and pest resistant. They do best where they can get six hours of sun per day, but can handle a quite a bit of shade. They bloom from late spring to early autumn and make for great cut flowers for vases. These Orange Daylilies are a perfect addition for that spot that is hard to grow or for any place that just needs a colorful filler.