Hardy, herbaceous perennial
Description: Double, tawny-orange flowers on 3 to 4-foot stalks in late spring through early summer; each blossom blooms for one day
Habit: Plants spread to 3 feet
Culture: Prefers well-prepared garden loam in full sun to part shade; avoid burying the crown of the plant
Hardiness: Cold hardy to USDA Zone 3
Attributes: Attracts butterflies, edible flowers, rabbit resistant
Daylilies are tough, long-lived perennials that have been cultivated for centuries. The Chinese grew them for beauty and also for their edible flowers. The single-flowered species was grown in Europe since at least the 1570's. The double-flowered 'Kwanso' type, noted by a European traveler in 1712, was first brought to the West from Japan in 1860. It was offered in the London nursery trade by 1861 and soon thereafter arrived in America. Daylilies are more suited to the climate of the United States and their culture here eventually surpassed European efforts. Flowers attract butterflies.
Arrives in a 1 gallon pot.