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Hemerocallis minor

Previously known as:

  • Hemerocallis graminea
Phonetic Spelling
hem-er-oh-KAL-iss MY-nor
Description

Dwarf Yellow Daylily grows 1-2 feet tall and will form clumps making it a good ground cover. The bright yellow flowers appear in May-June and the arching foliage is attractive even when the plant is not blooming. This plant has been used as a parent for hybridizing dwarf daylilies.

Daylilies are easy to grow in average moist well-drained soil in sun to partial shade. Use in mass plantings, rock gardens, in the front of the border or on slopes to help prevent erosion. Divide clumps as needed when they become overcrowded. 

For more daylily options see Hemerocallis hybrida.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  Cats can show signs of vomiting, inappetence, lethargy, kidney failure, and even death after eating this plant.

 

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#showy flowers#perennial#easy to grow#yellow flowers#spring flowers#slopes#mass planting#easy to transplant#herbaceous perennial#groundcover#rock gardens#clumping#naturalized area#border front#problem for cats#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs
 
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#showy flowers#perennial#easy to grow#yellow flowers#spring flowers#slopes#mass planting#easy to transplant#herbaceous perennial#groundcover#rock gardens#clumping#naturalized area#border front#problem for cats#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Hemerocallis
    Species:
    minor
    Family:
    Asphodelaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Asia
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Clumping
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • 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:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Description:
    3-parted seed capsule
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Solitary
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Cup
    Flower Petals:
    6 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    Yellow solitary flowers May-June on 12-14 inch flower stocks
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Shape:
    Linear
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Narrow arching green liner leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Slope/Bank
    Landscape Theme:
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Small groups
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Erosion
    Heat
    Humidity
    Pollution
    Rabbits
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats