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Daylilies in the landscape

by dig the dirt editor

This blooms will brighten up any garden and can be used as accents or as the main attraction in your garden.

 

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TYPES OF DAYLILIES

 

Daylilies in the landscape


Grouped as a mass, or used as dependable fill-in plants in a border, daylilies go the distance in the garden. Daylilies require full sun, but will tolerate some daytime shade--which multiplies their use. Use the non-stop bloomer ‘Stella d’Oro’ as an edging plant in a sunny entrance to your home or business.

 

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Daylilies are a landscaper’s dream plant. They are hardy, form attractive grasslike clumps, and bloom almost continuously throughout the summer. And although their blooms last just a day (hence the name, which translates to mean, "beauty for a day"), they continue to pop out flowers with persistence.

 

GOOD FOR SUN OR SHADE

Top performers in both sun and light shade, daylilies provide trumpet-shaped flowers borne on long stems above a mound of lance-like foliage. Most plants produce flowers for several weeks--some varieties bloom even longer. Daylilies are great naturalizers (that’s why you’ll see entire country-road ditches filled with them). But daylilies are equally at home in a bed or border; The symmetrical mounded form and grasslike foliage make daylilies a super edging plant.

 

COMMERCIAL PLANTING OF DAYLILIES

Daylilies have found their way into commercial plantings as well. A local bank has bedded them out in front. In the early spring, they form small clumps--and by early summer, they’ve filled in the entire area, creating a carpet of green, dotted with their creamy yellow blossoms. Commercial landscapers, no doubt, see the appeal of daylilies because they are low-growing, non-invasive, and neat plants.

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Daylilies, landscaping, Perennials, fall, spring, summer

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