March 26, 2023
Hemerocallis fulva

Hemerocallis fulva

Hemerocallis fulva is part of the Asphodelaceae family of plants. Hemerocallis fulva is native to Asia from Japan to the Himalayas and the Caucasus. Though most common names include lily, it is not a lily. They also call it the Orange Daylily, Tawny Daylily, Corn Lily, Tiger Daylily, Wash-house Lily, Fulvous Daylily, Roadside Daylily, Outhouse Lily, Railroad Daylily, or Ditch Lily. Lilies are bulbous but Hemerocallis fulva is not. However, the name does reflect the fact the flowers last a day.

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Attractive leaves and flowers of Hemerocallis fulva

Hemerocallis fulva is a herbaceous, clump-forming perennial with tuberous roots that spread through rhizomes. Hemerocallis fulva foliage is light green, strap-shaped, and linear. The leaves are almost 3ft or 90cm long. It produces a large number of trumpet-shaped yellowish-orange flowers. The flowers are about 12cm or 5in and have 6 petals.

Hemerocallis fulva flowers in the summer. Hemerocallis fulva tolerates drought, humidity, and heat. It is low maintenance, therefore, it is considered the perfect perennial.

How to grow Hemerocallis fulva:

  • Grow Hemerocallis fulva in the sun or partial shade.
  • Plant it in any average soil as long as it is moist and well-drained, and the best time to plant is in autumn.
  • It attracts butterflies and bees.
  • Deadhead flowers for appearance but it is not necessary.
  • Propagate Hemerocallis fulva by division.
  • Watch out for aphids, slugs, snails, gall midge, red spider mites, thrips, fungal leaf spots, or rust disease.
Hemerocallis fulva
Bright Yellow flower of Hemerocallis fulva

Also read about Hemerocallis or Daylily

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