Daylily (Hemerocallis)

Example of approximately what these plants look like when shipped. See the eighth photograph of any plant to see a photo of what it looks like when shipped.
A popular addition to many landscapes, these lily-look-alikes provide a range of bloom times and colors making it possible to have full-season color from a single species of plant. The daylily is known for its hardy nature and willingness to tolerate a variety of soil types.

Evergreen in some cases, the trumpet-shaped blossoms range in color from pale yellow to blazing golden hues, mauves, pinks, and even reds. Blade-like foliage arches gracefully and blankets banks needing erosion control in lush green when planted in mass. Some of our varieties are irresistible as specimen plants while others are perfect for background plantings or borders.

We've done the work of narrowing down the many available varieties to the best out there. You will find some of the most reliable varieties listed below with individual plant information such as: bloom color, bloom characteristics, height, bloom time and winter habit in zone.

See photographs comparing average sizes of some bare roots and potted plants
Daylily 'Orange' {Bare Root Plants, min 25}
On sale: $1.97
Regularly: $5.47 On Sale!
('Fulva', Tawny/Tiger Daylily) The native daylily is famous for colorful clementine-orange blossoms with a burgundy/yellow throat on 28-32" foliage. Tolerates most soil conditions. A hardy garden staple.
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Daylily 'Purple de Oro' {Bare Root Plants, min 25}
25 - 99: $5.47 each  |  100 - 999: $5.17 each
Purplish red 2 3/4" blooms with a yellow throat and ruffled edge begin in early summer on this daylily with dense foliage and an abundance of reblooming flowers. A moderately compact semi-evergreen (in southern zones) daylily.
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Daylily 'Stella de Oro' {Bare Root Plants, min 25}
25 - 99: $5.47 each  |  100 - 999: $5.17 each
Slightly fragrant sunny golden 2 1/2" blooms begin in early summer on this compact (8-12") daylily with dense foliage and an abundance of reblooming flowers. A more compact semi-evergreen (in southern zones) daylily.
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Daylily 'Kwanso' {Bare Root Plants, min 25}
25 - 99: $5.77 each  |  100 - 999: $5.47 each
Luxurious and large (4") tangerine blossoms with ruffles of rusty-red highlights abound on this aggressive spreading 30-40" tall double blooming daylily. Can't beat this blossom.
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Daylily 'Stella de Oro' {3 1/2 in. Pots, min 25}
25 - 249: $6.27 each  |  250 - 999: $5.97 each
Slightly fragrant sunny golden 2 1/2" blooms begin in early summer on this compact (8-12") daylily with dense foliage and an abundance of reblooming flowers. A more compact semi-evergreen (in southern zones) daylily.
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Daylily 'Autumn Red' {Bare Root Plants, min 25}
25 - 99: $6.47 each  |  100 - 999: $6.07 each
An unusual red daylily with blazing large 4-5" non-fading burnt orange to rusty red blooms and a gold throat. A profuse mid-summer repeat bloomer, 36-40" tall.
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Daylily 'Nashville Star' {Bare Root Plants, min 25}
25 - 99: $6.47 each  |  100 - 999: $6.07 each
Daylilies rarely get as striking as Nashville Star's 4" rich burnt red blooms with a golden orange throat and faint yellow ribs. 12-18" tall.
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Daylily 'Sammy Russell' {Bare Root Plants, min 25}
25 - 99: $6.47 each  |  100 - 999: $6.07 each
A spectacular late-season daylily which produces dark crimson-red, starry blooms with golden-yellow throats and gold edges at the ends of the stems, atop elegantly arching foliage.
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Daylily 'Hyperion' {Bare Root Plants, min 25}
25 - 99: $9.47 each  |  100 - 999: $9.27 each
A swift-spreading, sweet-scented reblooming daylily with saucer-sized, sensational yellow blooms (6 1/2") that perch on vivid, lush green 36-42" foliage.
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Daylily 'Ruby Stella' {Bare Root Plants, min 25}
25 - 99: $6.47 each  |  100 - 999: $6.07 each
Crimson version of Stella de Oro, this ravishing daylily offers 3" wine blooms bleeding into a green-yellow streaked throat. Begins flowering in June and reblooms persistantly until first frost, 14-20" tall.
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25% off Fragrant Sunny Mix: 25 Yarrow 'Oertel's Rose', 25 Border Pinks 'Fire Witch', 25 White Cone Flower, 25 Pink Chintz Creeping Thyme, 25 Daylily 'Stella de Oro'
On sale: $627.19
Regularly: $836.25 On Sale!
Save 25% on this popular collection of fragrant plants for sunny or partly-sunny locations.
Temporarily out of stock. Expected 11/06/2023.Email when available
25% off Sunny Native Mix #2: 25 Coreopsis 'Moonbeam', 25 Hay-scented Fern, 25 Pennsylvania Sedge, 25 Daylily 'Orange', 25 Phlox 'Candy Stripe'
On sale: $640.31
Regularly: $853.75 On Sale!
Save 20% on this striking collection of native plants for your sunny location in zone 4-8.
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General information about Hemerocallis (Daylily):
If you love lilies, you will adore our selection of daylilies! Offering a look-alike blossom in such a range of colors and bloom times that you can actually achieve a full season of color from a single species of flower, our daylilies are among the hardiest and most prized. Essentially, we’ve done the work for you, isolating the best options from pale yellow to dark golden hues and from mauves to pinks.

Basal, blade-like foliage arches gracefully from the daylily creating a complete groundcover useful for erosion control on slopes, as specimen plants or background plantings. Of course our selections are also reliable favorites tolerating a wide variety of soil conditions. Varieties are listed below by color and include individual plant information such as bloom color, bloom characteristics, height, bloom time and winter habit in zone.

A garden of daylilies looks like a summer tea party with orange and yellow china cups suspended amidst a tablecloth of green foliage. Why are they so beloved? Simply put, few garden perennials are easier to grow than daylilies. They are tolerant of poor soil, salt, high heat, and drought, but do bloom better with regular watering. They’re also pest resistant. Daylilies form a dense groundcover, choking out weeds in the process. They attract butterflies and hummingbirds, and some are fragrant.

Otherwise undemanding, daylilies will do best with at least six hours of sunlight and reasonably fertile soil. They perform well in a wide range of well-drained soils; however, they will steal the show if you give them a deep, fertile loam. Impervious to just about anything nature throws at them, you will still observe climatic conditions, seasonal weather variations, and general plant health all play a factor in a plant's ability to re-bloom. They are used for borders and edging, cut flowers, massing over large areas, in clumps as color accents, as backgrounds, and in containers.

Mixing early and late season bloomers in the same bed creates wave upon wave of color month after month. Most people are familiar with the versatility and vivid fusion of color daylilies bring to gardens, but what you will find among our selections are the cream of the crop offering color and bloom-time variety in addition to reputations for excellent performance. You just can’t go wrong!

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Things to Note
Our daylilies are field grown single-fan divisions and have been in the ground at least two growing seasons, resulting in a large, hardy plant you will love. After you have placed your order, the daylilies are freshly dug, any long tops are cut back, and the plants are packed in peat moss. This ensures that the daylilies will quickly establish themselves in your garden while experiencing little transplant shock.

Keep in mind, most daylily plants shipped during summer will probably not bloom the same year. Daylilies delivered in early spring will have just begun to break dormancy, thus will tend to have smaller, tenderer top growth, and most will develop flower buds the first year.

Some people ask about daylily rust. We assure you we have never had daylily rust at our nursery.

Some of our daylilies are described as "semi-evergreen", meaning that they retain at least some of their green foliage well into winter (shedding leaves in cold climates but not where winters are mild).

Interesting Facts
Daylilies are edible. The young green leaves are edible raw or cooked. Older leaves become fibrous. Tubers are also edible raw or cooked with a savory, nutty flavor. Young tubers are best, though the central portion of older tubers is also good. Steam or boil the tubers as a potato substitute, or toss them raw onto a salad instead of croutons. The flowers can be eaten raw or cooked. The petals are thick and crunchy, making very pleasant eating raw, with a nice sweetness at the base because of the nectar. They taste somewhat like fresh peas. They can be fried for storage and used as a thickener in soups and stews, or used as a relish. Leaves and young shoots can be cooked and used as a substitute for asparagus or celery. Take small shoots, strip away the larger leaves, sauté in a little garlic and oil, add raw to salads, or simply steam and drench in butter for a nice, crunchy treat.

Daylilies will do best placed in a wide planting hole, preferably amended with bone meal, rotted manure and some balanced fertilizer. Spread out the roots and plant the crowns about 2 inches below the soil surface. Water well after planting, and do not let them dry out until established.

Applying a balanced fertilizer in the spring as plants emerge will promote the amount and duration of blooming. It is recommended that you remove old foliage in late winter for best spring results. Be aware that daylilies will not thrive in poorly draining soil and will rot under soggy conditions. Fertilizing your plants immediately after each bloom period will promote re-blooming. In Zones 3 and 4, mulch with 5-6 inches of well-draining mulch in winter. Remember to remove mulch away from the crowns in spring.
General information that applies to all plants:
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