hemerocallis 'rocket city' (daylily)

Size: 1 gallon
  • orange with a burnt-orange eyezone
  • sword like leaves, arranged in pairs that grow at the base
  • re-bloomer
  • sword-like leaves, arranged in pairs, grow at the base of the plant
  • bloom time: july
  • the name "hemerocallis" is derived from the greek words for "day" and "beautiful," referring to the individual flowers lasting for about 24 hours
  • both the flower buds and open flowers of the daylily are edible, with the petals and sepals frequently used for colour contrast in salads
  • zone 3
  • height 85-90cm
  • spread 60-70cm
  • colour orange
  • hemerocallis grow best in an average to moist, well-drained soil, in full sun or partial shade
  • daylilies with very dark flower colours benefit from more shade
  • they are adaptable to many soil conditions, even heavy clay soils and once established, will tolerate heat and drought
  • prune the flower stalks down after blooming to improve the overall appearance and lengthen bloom time
  • they spread (some slowly, some more aggressively) by underground rhizomes
  • easy to grow
  • full sun, partial sun/shade
  • fast growing
  • edible
  • drought tolerant, once established
  • heat tolerant
  • salt tolerant
  • fragrant
  • ground cover
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)