- Orange Daylily - Hemerocallis fulva Hardy Planting Zones- 2-9 Sun or Shade – Full Sun Mature Height - 48" Mature Width- 20-24" Bloom Season – Early to Mid Summer (May to July) Gardener Status- Beginner
Orange Daylilly – Hemerocallis fulva
The Advantages of Planting Orange Daylilies - Hemerocallis
Orange daylilies are a versatile option for a variety of soil types, and these adaptable flowers bloom readily in full sun to partial shade. Daylilies are a perennial plant that returns year after year with minimal weeding. To ensure daylilies return after planing, weed around the base of the plant once at the beginning of spring until the flowers are well-established. After the installation begins growing in May, no further weeding is necessary for the season.
This low-maintenance plant also easily withstands a variety of soil and environmental conditions. Orange daylilies are suitable woodland plantings, but also thrive in greywater wetlands, uncultivated fields, and carefully cultivated gardens. Found in U.S. hardiness zones two through 11, daylilies withstand a wide range of climates and temperatures.
Daylilies are drought-resistance and grow well in dry, loamy and clay-type soils. Soil pH typically doesn't affect flower production, eliminating the need to amend the soil before planting. The adaptable orange daylily withstands poor soil quality quite well, making the plant ideal for brightening areas where other plants fail to thrive.
Once orange daylilies are well-established, a robust underground root system eliminates weeds and other unwanted plant growth in the area. With fewer weeds, uncultivated regions develop a neater, more garden-like appearance that significantly improves the overall appeal of the property. The orange daylily can also survive for several weeks with exposed roots, reducing the risk of damaging the plant when dividing it to control growth, or when dividing the station for further propagation.
The long-lasting flowers appear in midsummer and persist through the end of the season. The orange petals have deep yellow accents to give ornamental gardens and uncultivated spaces a more textured look with a touch of bold color. The flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies to give your property greater diversity while supporting local pollinators.