Daylily Information

Daylilies are long-lived perennials that have fleshy root systems making them tolerant to periodic less-than ideal soil moisture conditions.  With Daylilies, individual blooms last only one day.  However, their many buds ensure that you will enjoy a continuing display during their blooming season.  Daylilies are meant to be planted in sunny locations, although they will benefit from a little afternoon shade.  Each year they will go on to greater displays of flowers and increase in clump size.  You can even divide them after they are established for two or three years.  

Daylilies are available either in gallon containers or dug from the field.  

On our web site, under the heading of 'Characteristics' the daylilies are listed as:

 D Dormant
SE Semi-Evergreen
EV Evergreen

The dormant varieties are usually the most hardy, however, even the evergreen types will usually overwinter.  Regardless, a deep loose mulch (straw, leaves or evergreen boughs) will be of great benefit in protecting plants from the freezing/thawing conditions of winter and early spring, especially the  semi-evergreen and evergreen varieties.   Mulching during the summer will also conserve moisture and keep down weeds.

Bloom Dates

E Early - late June
M Medium - about mid July
L Late - August


FR Fragrant flowers
RE Plant usually blooms a second time during the same year
TETTetraploid varieties have double the number of chromosomes of standard or diploid varieties.  Some feel that the 'tets' have larger flowers with stronger scapes, while the 'dips' are a smoother softer flowers on graceful plants.The bottom line is that both types are beautiful. Any distinction between the two is really only of importance to hybridizers.  All varieties are diploid unless noted as TET .