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Original Orange Daylily

 

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Incredibly easy to grow, 'Original Orange' Daylily is famous for its vigorous, orange blooms along roadsides nationwide. Carefree, adaptable, and tolerant of almost any soil and climate, 'Original Orange' is a great choice for creating a vibrant groundcover in any full-sun spot where you'd rather not mow. A pro at naturalizing banks and ditches. 4-5" blooms attract both butterflies and hummingbirds (Hemerocallis fulva)

Zones 2 - 9
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Erosion Control
Erosion Control
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Great for Mass Plantings
Great for Mass Plantings
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size Up to 48" tall, 20-24" wide
Bloom Time Early to late summer
Size Bag of 3
SKU 49FDL3

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.

Associated SKUs
49DLG
49FDL3 (Bag of 3)
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Common Name Daylily Original Orange
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 Color Green
Foliage Light green arching long leaves.
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Rabbit Resistant, Easy to Grow, Erosion Control, Low Maintenance, Great for Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals Toxic to cats.
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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American MeadowsOriginal Orange Daylily
 
3.1

(based on 8 reviews)

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3.0

Not much to show this first season....

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from Milford DE

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions

Cons

  • Small In Size

Best Uses

  • Garden
  • Lawn
  • Outdoors
  • Patio

Comments about American Meadows Original Orange Daylily:

Very, very small. Came up but small and very limited flowers this first season.

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5.0

High quality and beautiful plants

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from Mechanicsville, VA

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Outdoors

Comments about American Meadows Original Orange Daylily:

Plants are growing in a new bed in my front yard

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(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Waste of money

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from Setauket, New York

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Comments about American Meadows Original Orange Daylily:

Ordered about 3 packets of 4 roots in the spring. Planted as per instructions immediately, but only yielded 2 plants. I was very disappointed, so I emailed American Meadows but never received a reply back. Poor product and poor customer service. 100% guarantee is non existent.

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  • Personal

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing

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from Salt Lake City, UT

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  • BEAUTIFUL
  • Easy to Grow
  • Excellent condition
  • Low Maintenance

Cons

  • none

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    Comments about American Meadows Original Orange Daylily:

    I loved these flowers. They were exactly as described and just like the ones my mom had. I have been looking for some and American Meadows takes care of their customers. They were easy to grow, I grew them in a pot until I could transplant at our new house. Very low maintenance and very easy to grow.

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    • No

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Very small

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    from Houston, TX

    Comments about American Meadows Original Orange Daylily:

    All of them did come up, but NONE of them bloomed. The plants are tiny! I blame the late shipping date for my zone--my neighbors' daylillies all bloomed about two weeks after I recieved mine! Maybe they will blooom next year.

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    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    what I received was not fulva

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    from Cleburne, TX

    Comments about American Meadows Original Orange Daylily:

    The bulbs sent were very pale yellowish/apricot with a dark purplish throat. Definitely not fulva. I really would appreciate it if you guys could send me fulva. It's hard to find. Sorry I don't have pictures, not blooming at this time. Thanks

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    No flowers

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    from Belgrade Lakes, ME

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    Comments about American Meadows Original Orange Daylily:

    Bought these because I wanted the old-time road-side lilies. Planted last fall. The foliage came up this year but I got no flowers. Not sure if I need to wait a couple of years. Only half of the bed gets good sun, but even those didn't flower. I was looking forward to old fashioned lilies. I will see what happens next year.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love these in my yard

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    from Roswell, GA

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    Comments about American Meadows Original Orange Daylily:

    I purchased six of these last summer, and was very pleased with the quality. They bloomed the first summer, and this year are already back bigger than ever, and are multiplying. This is the only place I could find them, highly recommended!

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    To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

    • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
    • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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