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Wednesday's Flower

Ditch Daylily

Wednesday's Story

What, it’s not a Tiger Lily…?

“No,” said Anna, who writes each week’s flower facts. She nicely informed me that I was confusing it with the Asiatic Orange Lily that is called a Tiger Lily. I must admit that I have been confused for some time and appreciate being educated of its real name. As always Anna, thanks for teaching us about flowers, as you do it so well!

points of interest

Spreading, tenacious plants with wide, dark bluish green strap leaves. In mid to late summer, stiff, branched scapes bear numerous trumpet shaped orange-brown flowers with a pale central line on recurved petals. Buds open successively and are edible. Grow in a mixed border, hillside or in drifts in a wild garden.

general care

Easy to grow and tolerant of any soil. For best flowering, plant in full sun in fertile, moist but well-drained soil. Divide every 3-5 years to increase flowers.

friday’s flower fact

Each Orange Daylily only lasts for one day, hence the common name: “daylily.”

Common Names | Orange Daylily, Ditch Lily
Botanical Name | Hemerocallis fulva
Family | Liliaceae
Type | Perennial
Origin | China or Japan
Zone | 3-10
Flower Height | 3’
Flower Diameter | 2½-4”

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Varying perspectives of Wednesday’s Flower from bud to full bloom

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