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Daylily Original Orange

Daylily Original Orange is famous for its vigorous, orange blooms along roadsides nationwide. This Daylily is carefree, adaptable, and tolerant of any soil. (Hemerocallis fulva)
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Bag of 3

Price: $15.95

Sale: $10.37

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Details:

Zones: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Size: Up to 48" tall, 20-24" wide
Light: Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Bloom Time: Early to mid summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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Details
SKU 49DLG
Common Name Old Orange Daylily
Botanical Name Hemerocallis fulva
Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Orange
Estimated Mature Height Up to 48" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 20-24" wide
Bloom Time Early to mid summer
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Bare Root
Foliage Color Green
Planting Season Fall
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Easy to Grow
Ships to Canada No
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Re-Blooming Daylily Stella D'Oro

    Re-Blooming Daylily Stella D'Oro

  • Echinacea White Swan

    Echinacea White Swan

  • White Trillium

    White Trillium

Description
Here's the Number 1 Daylily to naturalize. Its the one that was in every grandmothers garden, and the one seen blooming today along roadsides from coast to coast. The flowers are large on tall stems, and numerous. It requires absolutely no care, and is tolerant of any soil. In fact, the old Daylily is so tough, in time, it will form a beautiful blooming groundcover, overwhelming all the weeds. As long as yours have full or part sun, you'll have more every season as your clumps expand. This old reliable means lush green foliage, and a blaze of foolproof dependable color every year in early summer. What more could any wild gardener ask?

The story of the original wild orange Daylily. First of all, it isn't really wild. It isn't native to North America. And it isn't really a lily. Daylilies have the genus name Hemerocallis, not Lilium, the genus name of the true lilies. And Daylilies don't grow from bulbs like true lilies, either. However, they do grow from a mass of thickened roots that hold so much moisture and nutrients, the plants can survive out of the ground for weeks. This survival system is the main reason the Daylily has been such a world traveler.

The famous old orange Daylily is named Hemerocallis fulva, and is native to China, Japan and Korea, but today is common all over the world. The buds have been cooked for food for centuries in Asia, but the flowers are what people love in North America. (Here, its often mistakenly called Tiger Lily, but that's the name of a taller true lily, not a Daylily. Both are orange.) The famous old orange one is not the only wild Daylily, just the most famous. There are 20 Daylily species, worldwide. From these 20 plants, more than 20,000 hybrids have been created.

Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Re-Blooming Daylily Stella D'Oro

    Re-Blooming Daylily Stella D'Oro

  • Echinacea White Swan

    Echinacea White Swan

  • White Trillium

    White Trillium

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    5.0

    Healthy and happy

    By cbbsportsfan

    from fort worth, texas

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      Comments about American Meadows Daylily Original Orange - Bag of 2:

      The daylilies arrived in excellent condition. I planted them with just little tips above the mulch, In a week and a half the plants are 4 inches tall and very happy!

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      5.0

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      By Sierramarz

      from Minden, NV

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        Comments about American Meadows Daylily Original Orange - Bag of 2:

        I live in a harsh climate with temperature swings of up to 50 degrees on the same day. Winters are very cold, sometimes wet sometimes dry. Summers and hot and dry. WIND WIND AND MORE WIND. That's the high desert. I try to plant natives and heirlooms for the most part because they are much hardier and withstand the harsh climate. These were very good quality, healthy plants. Color is beautiful. I know they will spread readily once they mature. Thanks

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        5.0

        Daylillies are hardy and hard to find!

        By Patty

        from South East Michigan

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          Comments about American Meadows Daylily Original Orange - Bag of 2:

          I looked at many local garden shops and could not find Orange Day Lillies anywhere, in fact, I was told they had pretty much disappeared in the USA. American Meadows has always been the place for me to find the more traditional and hardier varieties of plants and flowers to grow. I've never had to call to complain, or ask for a refund. Best of all, they had the Day Lillies I wanted. I planted the Day Lillies I ordered late last summer and got several blooms within weeks. This Spring they are coming up full and expect them to be the highlight of my new garden for the entire summer.

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          from Basking Ridge, NJ

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            Comments about American Meadows Daylily Original Orange - Bag of 2:

            I'm thrilled to even find this plant! My mother loved the ones her mother grew, and I showed my mother picture after picture of orange lilies online until finally she saw this one and said, "that's it!" And the product description even clears up the "tiger lily" vs. "day lily" vs. "ditch lily" confusion.

            I popped these into the ground last November and was a little nervous because they sent up sprouts!! Now they've overwintered and have popped right up again. It's a tough location that can be quite damp and doesn't have as much sun as would be ideal, to say nothing of the heavy clay soil, so I'm impressed and looking forward to their summer display!

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            Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
            • Re-Blooming Daylily Stella D'Oro

              Re-Blooming Daylily Stella D'Oro

            • Echinacea White Swan

              Echinacea White Swan

            • White Trillium

              White Trillium

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            Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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            Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
            • Re-Blooming Daylily Stella D'Oro

              Re-Blooming Daylily Stella D'Oro

            • Echinacea White Swan

              Echinacea White Swan

            • White Trillium

              White Trillium

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