Hemerocallis sp.

Daylily

Yellow and red

Yellow and red

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Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae

Genus: Hemerocallis

Category: Perennial

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade

Description: 

There are numerous Daylily hybrids available and several species. Colors now range from white to yellow to orange and purple. Nothing truly blue yet although several with Blue names. Easy to grow and maintain (Oudolf).

History: 

First recorded in China in one of the canonical writings of Confunianism, The Classic of Songs. First known in Europe in the 1500's. By 1890 most species had been introduced to the US. Dr. A. B. Stout, working at the New York Botanical Garden, studied the biology and reproduction of the Genus and the hybridization of Daylilies has 'blossomed' since then. His book: Daylilies: The Wild Species and Garden Clones Both Old and New of the Genus, published in 1934, it still considered a definitive work.

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