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DAYLILIES Hemerocallis spp.
Daylilies are different from lilies. They are so named because the individual flowers don't last long but each plant, once established, produces 50 to 100 flowers and blooms for a month with some varieties blooming almost all summer.
Perennial: Height up to 90cm (3ft).
Foliage: Grass-like and attractive even when the plants are not in bloom.
Flowers: Born on arching stems above the foliage. Up to four inches across. Depending on the variety, they range from white to yellow to pink to red.
Comments: Most daylilies are very hardy. They can be found on farm yards which have been abandoned for many years. Prefer full sun but will thrive in partial shade. Propagated by divisions.