Hemerocallis liliosphodelus L.

Lemon Daylily, Tall Yellow Daylily, Custard Lily

Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae

Genus: Hemerocallis

Category: Perennial

Zones: 3 to 9

Size: To 3' tall in bloom, 2' spread

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Lemon yellow flowers early in the season, fragrant, sometimes lasting more than one day. Erect scapes to 3' tall. Abundant foliage to 6" below the flower height.

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Native to China, Russian, Mongolia and southeastern Europe.

Published in Sp. Pl. 1: 324 in 1753.

Synonym Hemerocallis liliosphodelus (L.) L.


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