Have you ever wondered whether you should grow daylilies? Here are four reasons why you should.
Daylilies have been cultivated for over four thousand years. That’s
right. The plants we now know as daylilies were prized by Chinese people for
medicine and food. It was not until they were imported into Europe
around the 16th century that they were grown for their
ornamental value. They are now among the most popular of garden
perennials worldwide for their beauty and low maintenance.
Each day brings
something new. Though each flower lasts only one day, many more
follow. The name – Hemerocallis – is the combination of two Greek
words meaning “beautiful for a day.” The color palette used to be
limited to yellow, orange, and red. Thanks to dedicated gardeners and
plant breeders, available colors range from white, yellow, orange,
red, pink, purple, vivid combinations, soothing pastels, and various
color patterns. There’s always something fresh.
differences in sizes and forms. In addition to the vast range of
eye-popping colors, daylilies come in many sizes and forms. There are
tall ones, short ones, gigantic flowers, tiny flowers, ruffled and
doubled blossoms. By carefully choosing from the many varieties, you
can vary the height, color and texture in your perennial border.
Daylilies are easy
to find, cultivate and propagate. If a friend has a few in her
garden, you can simply ask for a division, stick in in your pocket
and plant it at home. You can also purchase them online and in garden
shops. Daylilies thrive in most soil types without fertilizer, insect
or disease control. Don’t believe it? They can even be found
growing in roadside ditches with no care whatsoever. They usually
multiply each year forming clumps, so you can look forward to
daylilies for many years. The daylily is the perfect perennial for
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