hemerocallis fulva (tawny daylily) INVASIVE- not for sale

Size: 1 gallon

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  • INVASIVE- not for sale
  • AKA hemerocallis lilioasphodelus var. fulva
  • orange flowers with a slightly darker orange eye zone
  • sword-like leaves, arranged in pairs, grow at the base of the plant
  • used for naturalizing
  • 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
  • introduced and has naturalized throughout most of eastern North America
  • zone 3
  • height 125-150cm
  • spread 90-110cm
  • 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, full shade
  • attracts butterflies
  • fast growing
  • rabbit resistant
  • drought tolerant, once established
  • heat tolerant
  • salt tolerant
  • edible
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)