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Hemerocallis hybrida

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
hem-eh-roh-KAL-iss HY-brid-ah
Description

Hemerocallis x hybrida is a popular, urban-tolerant perennial used along borders, wide edgings, or in mass plantings, which can be planted both in sunny sites and in partially shaded areas,  It flowers best in full sun in well-drained soils of average fertility (too rich soils promote foliage with relatively little flowering).

A wide selection of solid colors and color patterns is available (shades of red, pink, yellow, orange, purple, and bicolor), and a range of sizes from small to very large. Ruffled, picotee and 'pie crust' edges are also available.

More information on Hemerocallis.

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Black-eyed Stella
    golden-yellow 2.5" wide flowers with dark burgundy eye
  • Catherine Woodbury
    Pale pink 3" wide flowers with a chartreuse throat,
  • Happy Returns
    Lemon yellow 3.5" wide flowers that open in the evening
  • Hyperion
    Slightly fragrant canary-yellow 4" wide flower
  • Pardon Me
    Bright red flowers with a yellow throat
  • Prairie Blue Eyes
    Lavender 5" wide flowers with a small yellow throat
  • Stella D'Oro
    Dwarf form with prolific golden-yellow 2.5" wide flowers that reblooms
Tags:
#hummingbirds#sun#partial shade#heat tolerant#summer#drought tolerant#white flowers#perennial bulb#easy to grow#purple flowers#pink flowers#many colors#yellow flowers#nectar plant#salt tolerant#orange flowers#tuberous#cpp#spreading#clumping#poor soils tolerant#urban conditions tolerant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Black-eyed Stella
    golden-yellow 2.5" wide flowers with dark burgundy eye
  • Catherine Woodbury
    Pale pink 3" wide flowers with a chartreuse throat,
  • Happy Returns
    Lemon yellow 3.5" wide flowers that open in the evening
  • Hyperion
    Slightly fragrant canary-yellow 4" wide flower
  • Pardon Me
    Bright red flowers with a yellow throat
  • Prairie Blue Eyes
    Lavender 5" wide flowers with a small yellow throat
  • Stella D'Oro
    Dwarf form with prolific golden-yellow 2.5" wide flowers that reblooms
Tags:
#hummingbirds#sun#partial shade#heat tolerant#summer#drought tolerant#white flowers#perennial bulb#easy to grow#purple flowers#pink flowers#many colors#yellow flowers#nectar plant#salt tolerant#orange flowers#tuberous#cpp#spreading#clumping#poor soils tolerant#urban conditions tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Hemerocallis
    Species:
    hybrida
    Family:
    Asphodelaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Bulb
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Perennial
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Clumping
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Variegated
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Star
    Trumpet
    Flower Description:
    2 to 6 in. trumpet-shaped flowers last only 1 day; range of colors; nectar source for hummingbirds and butterflies
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Shape:
    Linear
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    6-14 in. long, narrow leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Naturalized Area
    Patio
    Slope/Bank
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Mass Planting
    Small groups
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Dry Soil
    Heat
    Poor Soil
    Salt
    Urban Conditions