A race of colourful perennials that find their
homes in Europe and Asia.
The rush-like foliage is long and varies in width
according to the species; the flowers which are
borne on branching stems are like trumpet-shaped
lilies in form and have the habit of lasting only
for a day, being followed immediately by others.
Hemerocallis flava has two foot leaves with flower
stems up to three feet, bearing many pale ochre
Hemerocallis auraniaca reaches to three feet,
with six to eight bright orange flowers to each
Hemerocallis fulva is about the same height, with
yellow-orange flowers; there is also a double
The Chinese Hemerocallis citrina, four feet, has
By the side of streams or ponds where the roots
may find the water without the plant becoming
merged, the Day Lily will grow satisfactorily
as well as in the herbaceous border.
A rich soil is necessary to grow them well as
is also a position in full sun. transplant in
the spring just as growth begins.
Propagation is by division and from seed.
The flowering season extends from June to September.
See also : Hemerocallis