Hardy, herbaceous perennial
Description: Fragrant, pale lemon yellow flowers in midsummer; rigid, leafless flower stalks to 3.5 feet; long, linear foliage
Habit: Grows up to 3 feet high and wide; clump-forming
Culture: Prefers full sun to part shade and well-drained soil with plenty of organic matter; do not over-fertilize
Hardiness: USDA Zones 3 through 9
Origin: Garden origin
Attributes: Attracts butterflies and bees, Fragrant flowers, Rabbit resistant
Daylilies are tough perennials originating in China, Japan, and central Europe. Daylily hybridization first began in England around 1890. 'Hyperion' is a handsome cultivar developed in 1925 by Franklin B. Mead, an American daylily breeder in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In 1939, Lamb Nurseries in Spokane, Washington, described this cultivar as "[g]enerally conceded to be the finest yet introduced." It was commonly used in colonial revival gardens of the early 20th century as a substitute for the true Lemon Lily, Hemerocallis flava.