Daylily Care

Daylily plants ready for shipment

see above. Photo of Daylily plants being readied for shipment from the Daylilywarehouse &


The formal name for daylily is, "Hemerocallis."  We are proud members of the American Hemerocallis Society, which encourages the growing and propagation of the daylily species. Additional detailed information may be found on the society's website. Please follow the link below and consider joining this wonderful society.  

Daylily Descriptive Terms & abbreviations:

Bloom:   Size of the flower diameter

B/S:  Average number of buds on a scape.

Re: Rebloomer or remontant, after a rest the plant will rebloom under most circumstances

HT. Height of the plant scape (flower stem)

D: Dormant foliage in winter

Dip:  Diploid have one set of chromosomes

E Evergreen all year round, less hardy in the northern climates

Ext: Extended blooming period (generally more than 12-17 hours)

Eye:  A ring around the top of the throat in a distinctive color.

Fan:  Green part of the daylily.  We ship 1-2 fans with your order.  

Frag:      Fragrant flowers.  

Halo:  A lighter ring than an eyezone

Hybridizer:  A grower that pollenates and collects seed from plants to propagate new plant types

New:  Item has just been introduced as a product on our website within the last month

Noc:  Nocturnal flowers are those that open in the afternoon or evening

Not registered:  Flower has not been given a name yet, nor formally registered with the American Hemerocallis Society

Picotee:  Edging or outline around the petals or the edges of the tepals

Recurving:  Petals or sepals that curl back under the bloom.

Ruffling:  lacy looking event occuring on the edges of the petals and sepals.

Season:  Each plant will identify when it grows:  E: early; M: midseason, L: late

Sepal:  Alternates with the petals.  Each flower has 3 sepals and 3 petals.

Tepal:  Each daylily has 6 tepals (they include both sepals and petals.

Tet:  Tetraploid.  Plant that has two sets of chromosomes.  They tend to be larger and sturdier looking than the diploids.


Daylily care:  Daylilies prefer 6 hours of sun per day to bloom.   You will find that they thrive best in bright sun.  

While daylilies will grow in dappled sun, they do not provide the best blooms.  They will also grow in an area that only receives morning sun, but you will find that your plants are not as successful at blooming!  

Some varieties may benefit from a bit of shading in the afternoon sun.  Purple daylilies have a tendency to fade if given too much sunlight.

Our plants are easy to grow and very forgiving.  You can easily propagate additional plants for yourself and may split plants in the spring or the fall.  Daylilies will come marked with the name of the plant so you will find it easy to identify and place in the garden spot selected.  Daylilies seem to love lots of water and thrive in compost.  Upon receiving your daylilies, please transplant them in a hole approximately 6-8 inches deep (cover all of the roots).  The crown (top of the roots) should be approximately one inch below the surface of the ground.  Pack the soil around the entire roots of the plant and then water deeply.