Original Orange Daylily

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Easy growing 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)
Zones 2 - 9
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Rabbit Resistant
Low Maintenance
Great For Mass Plantings
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Good For Erosion Control
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant SizeUp to 48" tall , 20-24" wide
Bloom TimeEarly to late summer
SKUAM018242

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Plant Information

Up to 48” tall by 20-24” wide. Our Original Orange daylily is a favorite in gardens nationwide for good reason. It grows beautifully in full sun and can also brighten a partly-shaded corner with little or no maintenance. This clump forming perennial shoots strappy leaves skyward in early spring to give green accents and texture to beds, borders, wild spaces and woodlands. In mid-summer, multi-headed flower scapes are topped with trumpets of deep orange that reveal gorgeous yellow throats and delight all manner of pollinators. It’s not a fussy species, and thrives in either poor or rich soils. ‘Original Orange’ will spread with time via underground tubers and seeds, helping to smother out pesky weeds, yet easy to keep in check (Hemerocallis fulva) 

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.

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Associated SKUsAM018242
AM018185 (Bag of 30)
AM018186 (Bag of 60)
AM014181 (Bag of 3)
Common Name
Original 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
Flower Size
3" flowers
Mature Height
Up to 48" tall
Estimated Mature Spread
20-24" wide
Growth Rate
Fast
Bloom Time
Early to late summer
Planting Depth
Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As
Bare Root
Foliage
Light green arching long leaves.
Soil Type
Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Rabbit Resistant, Low Maintenance, Great For Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Good For Erosion Control
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Neonicotinoid Free
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals
Toxic to cats.
Item Unit
Plant
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
No
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