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Day Lily

Hemerocallis citrina

Also known as

Lemon day lily, Citron day lily, Day lily

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

6a

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.25m

Max

80cm

60cm

Min

50cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Day Lily Overview

This is a vigorous perennial lily. The leaves are dark green and will form a dense clump from which yellow lilies are produced in the summer. The flowers will open during the afternoon and remain open into the evening. These hardy plants favour deep, rich loam as their ideal growing medium, though they will do well in average garden soil also. They like full sun but will also perform well in light shade. Good drainage is essential.

Common problems with Day Lily

How to propagate Day Lily

Division

Division in autumn or spring.

Seed

Cultivators raised from seed will not come true to type, species may come true if grown in isolation from other daylilies.

Other uses of Day Lily

Border, cutting bed, fragrance