Top 9 Daylily varieties, Hemerocallis perennials, such as ‘Stella D’ Oro’ daylily, ‘Pardon Me’, ‘Happy Returns’, ‘Autumn Red’ and ‘Little Grapette’ daylily are very popular perennial daylilies and so easy to grow.
Planting daylilies is actually very easy, and the care of daylilies is minimal.
Daylilies are low maintenance plants, and who doesn’t want to grow those easy to grow perennial flowers.
A daylily is a striking, clump-forming perennial plant, with arching, swordlike leaves.
The foilage is sometimes evergreen, or semi-evergreen, depending on climate zone varieties.
The plants produce lots of stems in midsummer, with many buds on every stem.
The daylily flowers open up as trumpets of various forms, some fine and spidery, others as double and large.
They bloom day after day over quite a long period of time from midsummer onward.
The bigger and more mature the daylily clump is, the longer it’s flowering season.
The fresh flowers of the appropriately named daylily, Hemerocallis, open every morning and fade at night.
A mature daylily plant, especially the ‘Stella de Oro’variety, is so prolific that it may flower nonstop for a month or longer in warm climates.
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Care of Daylilies
In the fall or spring apply an organic mulch around the plants.
You should protect the plants new leaves in spring when they are attractive to slugs and snails.
I recommend using a snail/slug killer product that is safe for pets, kids and wildlife, such as Sluggo, which I use.
When the flower stems begin to grow, give regular liquid flower feed every few weeks.
Cut down the rigid stems once the last flower has faded.
Use your hand to deadhand any spent flowers, which improves the look of the of the daylily varieties.
Plants are completely hardy and need no winter protection. They vanish from view during the winter in cold climate zones.
When to Divide Daylilies
Divide plants every 3-5 years, when you start seeing fewer flowers blooming.
Divide, or plant, evergreen daylily varieties only in spring.
Divide in fall, or early spring, in hot summer areas, and divide during summer in cool summer regions, or where the growing season is short.