How to Grow Daylilies

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Botanical Information

Taxonomy

Hemerocallis spp.

History

Physical Description

Perennial, easy to grow; vary in height from 10-36″; bloom anywhere from early summer to frost, depending on variety

Varieties & Cultivars

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Colors Available

  • yellow
  • orange
  • red
  • pink

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Growth Requirements

Climate & Temperature Requirements

Air Temperature

Soil Temperature

Humidity

Day Length or Light Requirements

Daylilies can grow in full sun to part shade

Site Conditions Favored

Soil Requirements

Soil Texture

Daylilies prefer well-drained soil, with lots of organic matter, but can tolerate many soil types.

pH

Nutrient Requirements

Propagation

Methods of propagation

Seed

Division

Cuttings

Transplanting or Potting Up

Seed Saving

Planting Out

Bed Prep & Soil Amendments

Bed Spacing

Row Spacing

Planting Depth

Alternative Bed Methods

Container Gardening

Routine Cultivation & Maintenance

Water Requirements

Fertilization Recommendations

Mulching & Weeding

Pinching or Pruning & Dividing

Divide clumps of daylilies every 3-5 years.

Support

Winterizing

Companion Planting

Helpful Companions

Harmful Companions

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Pests, Diseases & Problems

Common Pests

Common Diseases

Symptoms

Whole Plant

Leaves

Stem/Trunk

Flowers

Fruit

Roots

Harvesting & Storage

Edible Parts of the Plant

Blossoms have a sweet flavor, especially the pale yellows and oranges

Yield

Days to Harvest / Harvest Timing

Depends on variety – daylilies flower anywhere from early summer to frost.

Harvest Methods

  • Harvest daylily flowers in the morning after the dew has dried, but before the heat of the day has started
  • if you aren’t going to be using them right away, leave enough stem to put them in a vase of water

Storage of harvest

Fresh

  • put long-stemmed flowers in water and keep in a cool place
  • if not long-enough for a vase, then store them between damp paper towels or in a plastic bag in the fridge

Canned

Frozen

Pickled

Dried

  • Dried daylily flower petals are used in many cultures
  • separate petals and lay them in a single layer on screen or paper towels to dry
  • label and store them in an airtight container in a cool, dark place

Cooking

Nutritional Benefits & Values

Toxicity

Cooking

Preparation

  • Just before using, gently wash the flower or dust it off to get insects & dirt off
  • remove the stamens and pistils and sepals

Cooking Methods

Recipes (link to …/category/recipes/tag/[plantname])

Daylily flowers can be used as decoration, or eaten:

  • salads
  • garnishment: adorn plates, buffets, or float them in punch
  • stuff with soft cheeses for an appetizer
  • Sweet & Sour soup: dried daylily petals are an important ingredient

Resources

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