Day Lily


  • A tough plant that is easy to grow.
  • Beautiful flowers last only one day.
  • Plant these in groups for best effect.
  • Suited to a wide range of sites.

Growing Day Lilies (Hemerocallis) has been a pleasure for gardeners for centuries. The word Hemerocallis is derived from two Greek words meaning “beauty” and “day,” referring to the fact that each flower lasts only one day. To make up for this, there are many flower buds on each Day Lily flower stalk, and many stalks in each clump of plants, so, the flowering period of a clump is usually several weeks long. And, many cultivars have more than one flowering period.

Hemerocallis x ‘Happy Returns’

Happy Returns – Among the most popular re-blooming Day Lilies, award-winning “Happy Returns” is a charming favorite! It is compact enjoying profuse blooms over an extremely long blooming period. This Daylily produces masses of canary yellow rounded blossoms, slightly crimped, atop mounds of arching, blade-like leaves. Each flower, up to 3 in. wide, lasts at least 16 hrs (extended blooms) but no more than 24 hours, opening up in the morning and withering during the forthcoming night, possibly replaced by another one on the same flower stalk the next day.

Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus

Lemon Yellow – Wonderful 6″ flowers with delicate, lemon-yellow petals bloom with a strong citrus fragrance, held on tall stems above grassy foliage. Will slowly spread to form a colony. Good choice for naturalizing. Perfect for massing in the border or naturalizing woodland edges.

Common Names: Lemon Lily, Custard Lily, Yellow Daylily