Hemerocallis citrina
Plant Abstract

Known as- Daylily
Grow Zone - 3 to 9
Type- Herbaceous perennial
Familial- Liliaceae
Smith Scl. hardy? No
Geography- China
ht.- 3 to 4 ft.
Span- 1.5 to 2 ft.
Coloring- Lemon yellow
Shade/Light- Full sun to part shade
Moisture- Medium dampure
Hi/Lo Maint- Low
Easily grown in average, moderate wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Does well in a wide range of well-drained soils. Deadhead spent flowers daily for neatness and remove scapes when flowers have completed bloom. Divide to maintain vigor when the clumps become overcrowded.
Sometimes called citron daylily. This large species daylily features 6’ diameter, trumpet-shaped, lemon yellow flowers on scapes rising up to 45’ tall above a thick clump of arching, blade-like, leaves up to 40’ long. Flowers are very fragrant. This species is a nocturnal bloomer. Flowers typically open up near sunset and close the morning of the following day.
No serious problems. Daylilies are extremely adaptable perennials. They are easy to grow and virtually pest free.
Common Applications-
Provides color and contrast to the perennial border when grown in clumps or when massed over larger areas. The fountain-like leaves provide elegant foliage, color and texture for the garden when the flowers are not in bloom. Daylilies can crowd out weeds and form a verdant ground cover.

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