Daylily Bulbs

Daylily bulbs should be planted in spring and are an exceptional addition to the perennial border.

Daylily We have seen many a sensible gardener get goofy over Daylilies. What can begin as a single old fashioned Stella de Oro in a corner of the garden suddenly turns into a $5000 Daylily kingdom as the crazy gardener pores gleefully over the latest catalogue.

Daylily Daylily bulbs, Hemerocallis, to be exact, can become a bit of an investment. Many of the rarer and more sought after varieties can go for upwards of $50 a bulb, but you will be glad to know that more economical options are available to the first time Daylily grower. They are a special group of blooms. Trumpet-shaped, single or bi-coloured, often featuring ruffled petals, Daylilies seem to get dreamier every year. Your choice of colour is vast: white, cream, every shade of yellow, orange, apricot, peach, raspberry, red, lavender, and a few shades in between. It is true that each lovely flower lasts but a day, but the habit of the plant is to be constantly in flower with one bloom succeeding another. Unlike most bulbs, Daylilies are treated as a perennial. They feature dense clumps of sword-like foliage that grows, dies back, and returns with the seasons. Unlike many fancy spring-planting bulbs, you don't have to dig them up!

Daylilies benefit from being divided and replanted about every five years because of their hardy growth habit. They prefer partial to full sun and are not overly picky about soil. They don't even require much water and actually seem to thrive on neglect. Leave them alone and they will work for you. Daylily bulbs should be planted in spring and are an exceptional addition to the perennial border. They make wonderful companion plants for Delphiniums, Gladiolus, Peonies, and Salvias. For very special occasions, Daylilies make a superb cut flower so long as the event is only one day long.

Learn more about Daylilies from the following in-depth articles!

Daylily Nursery and Daylily Farm Review
There are an estimated 30,000 varieties of daylilies with over 4,000 readily available at nurseries and farms in the U.S. Bulb and Bloom went searching for some new sources for you and found some really exciting sites where a large number of plants are for sale online.

Black Daylily
Seven black daylilies lend a deep note to your garden.

Stella d'Oro Daylily
These golden stars of the garden were some of the original hybrids which contibuted to the popularilty of the genus Hemerocallis.

Stella d'Oro Daylily
These golden stars of the garden were some of the original hybrids which contibuted to the popularilty of the genus Hemerocallis.

Pink Daylily
Top 3 popular Pink Daylily Bulbs.

Growing Daylilies from Seed
A basic introduction to growing daylilies from seed.