The following daylily questions and answers have been summarized from The Illustrated Guide to Daylilies, a publication of the American Daylily Society, available now on Amazon. The Daylily Dictionary, found from a link on our Home Page, is also a great resource for learning.
The orange flowers of the common orange daylily brighten up ditches and old farmsteads across the country, where they were once planted by fanciers in droves. These nineteenth century gardeners didn’t realize how aggressively their orange flowers would grow, or that one day daylily weed control would be a serious pursuit. If you’ve got a daylily problem, you’ve come to the right place. Read on for tips on controlling daylilies.
Daylilies are also the perfect plant for mass plantings along a fence or walkway, where they'll form a dense, weed-proof display. How to Select a Daylily There are several different species of daylilies, including the ubiquitous roadside lily (Hemerocallis fulva), the night-blooming Hemerocallis citrina, and the fragrant lemon lily (Hemerocallis flava). Most of the daylilies planted by home gardeners are hybrid cultivars.