A Daylily to Brighten Your Day

Meet the Hemerocallis fulva, a perennial herb that's as charming as it is versatile. Known by many names such as the 'Common Day-lily' or 'Tawny Daylily', this plant is a delightful addition to any garden. Its vibrant apricot flowers and emerald leaves are a sight to behold, attracting fluttering butterflies and hovering birds alike.

Hemerocallis fulva

Partial To Full Sun

Can handle a mix of direct and bright light throughout the day.

Low Water Needs

Requires occasional watering (once a week), resilient to some dryness.

Highly Adaptable Soil pH

Suitable for all pH environments, from acidic to alkaline.

Safe For Humans

No known toxic effects.

Safe for Pets

No known safety risks to pets and livestock.


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About Hemerocallis fulva

Standing tall at 3-6 feet and spreading out to a width of 2-2.5 feet, the Hemerocallis fulva is a plant that commands attention. Its leaves are a rich emerald color, providing a stunning contrast to its apricot flowers. These flowers bloom during the warm season, adding a touch of warmth and vibrancy to your garden.

Despite its name, the 'Daylily' doesn't actually belong to the lily family. It got its name because each of its flowers only blooms for a day.

Also known as

Common Day-lily
Common Orange Daylily
Day Lily
Fulvous day-lily
Orange Daylily
Orange day-lily
Tawny Daylily
Tawny day-lily


Yes, the Hemerocallis fulva is an edible plant. Its flowers and young shoots can be eaten and are often used in salads and soups.

Our design recommendations

The Hemerocallis fulva is perfect for collective planting. Its striking flowers and tall stature make it a great choice for creating a focal point in your garden. Plus, it's a native flower, which means it's well-adapted to local conditions and requires less maintenance than exotic plants. The Hemerocallis fulva thrives in native plant areas and banks. Its robust nature makes it a great choice for these locations, as it can withstand varying conditions and still flourish.