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
Abstract-
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.
Attributes-
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.
Issues-
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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