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Scientific Name: Hemerocallis cvs.
Pronunciation: hem-ur-oh-KAL-iss
Common Name: daylily
Family Name: Asphodelaceae (previously Xanthorrhoeaceae)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Leaves long and linear; florets lily-like with 6 tepals, produced daily.
Course(s): HORT 1155, Level 1 Apprenticeship, CLT Training

Habit: Arching
Form: Weeping
Texture: Medium - coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.7 - 1.3m
Spread:1.0 - 1.5m
Growth Rate:Fast
Hardiness Rating: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Water Use: Summer dry
Landscape Uses: Cut flower or foliage, Group or mass planting, Perennial border, Summer interest, Waterside planting
Additional Info: Google. Over 60 000 registered cvs. NOTE: "In 2009, under the APG III system, daylilies were removed from the family Liliaceae and assigned to the family Xanthorrhoeaceae, subfamily Hemerocallidoideae. Xanthorrhoeaceae was renamed Asphodelaceae in AGP IV." Wikipedia
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate, Basal
Texture/ Venation: Parallel venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Fall: Yellow
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Linear
Apices: Acute
Bases: Sheathing
Margins: Entire
Additional Info: most basal but many cvs. have leaves grouped into opposite flat fans that alternalte

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Cyme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:3
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Violet, Yellow, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, Dark-red, (depends on cv.)
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Jul, Aug

Fruit Type: Capsule, Aborted (hybrids) or absent
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Sep, Oct

Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Fleshy monocot roots, Rhizomes

Propagation: Division - below ground parts, Tissue culture
Pest Susceptibility: Mites, Rust, Slugs or snails, Thrips, ( Rabbit resistant, Drought resistant )
Specific Pests: gall midge
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