Daylily (Hemerocallis)

Purple Daylily (Hemerocallis) in the garden

Zone: 3 to 9
Exposure: Sun to part shade
Height: 12″ to 36″
Width: 24″ to 36″
Bloom time: Late spring to summer
Flower color: pink, purple, red, yellow

Daylilies (Hemerocallis) really are a “plant and forget” flower which is why they are one of my favorite full sun perennials.

As the name suggests, each bloom only lasts a day. But as you can see, one plant can grow a lot of buds!  

They come in many different plant sizes and flower colors. But generally bloom in late spring and summer.

Different varieties have different bloom times, so you can get a longer flowering period in your garden by selecting them to bloom one after the other.

Some of the newer varieties also re-bloom. Make sure to remove old flowers to encourage new ones in these plants.

Hemerocallis is heat- and drought-tolerant, attracts butterflies and hummingbirds, and rabbits usually avoid them. They are a favorite of deer, however.

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This post was originally published on June 16, 2020 but was updated with new content on February 15, 2022.