One of the easiest-to-grow plants is the daylily. Daylilies (Hemerocallis) are blooming perennials available in an amazing variety of colors and sizes. The name Hemerocallis comes from the Greek language and means "beauty for a day" -- hence we get daylily since each flower only lasts for 1 day. Daylilies are often referred to as the perfect perennial for lots reasons. Not only do they come in a variety of colors and sizes, but they also survive in a wide range of climates, often with very little care. Ideal in all types of landscapes, daylilies are adaptable to all kinds of soil and light conditions. They are drought resistant and virtually disease and insect free. Daylilies are known to bloom from late spring through summer. This perennial is ideal in flower borders, for massing, as a groundcover or in containers. As for daylily maintenance, simply deadhead foliage in spring before the plant begins to green up.
Be sure to get your daily dose of color with one of our favorite daylily varieties... Stella d'Oro. This repeat bloomer boasts fragrant, ruffled, buttercup-yellow flowers with an apricot throat. It's blooms measure about 2-½ inches across. Stella d'Oro loves the heat and thrives in clay and acid soils. This perennial is Ideal in small space gardens, in containers on patios or planted together in large numbers for a carefree and colorful ground cover. Blooms May through July. Plant in full-sun and well drained soil. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.
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