Hemerocallis 'Atlanta Moonlight'
Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
- 6", light yellow self with cream midribs and a small, green throat
- Petals have slightly wavy edges; sepals are smooth
- Flowers have good substance and plants are heavily budded
- A seedling of 'Mary Todd'
- Blooms in midsummer; rebloomer
Daylilies can survive many harsh conditions that other plants cannot including: polluted city environments, slopes, poor and dry soils, near pavement that is salted in winter, and under Black Walnut trees (not affected by juglone).
Origin: Not Native to North America
Sun or Shade?:
Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:
Low water needs
Average water needs
Want to see wings?:
Need critter resistant plants?:
How fast should it grow?:
When should it bloom?:
How's your soil?:
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)
Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
What's your garden style?:
Daylilies will grow in just about any type of well-drained soil. They prefer full sun but will grow in full shade, however fewer flowers will be produced. Deadheading the flowers serves not only a cosmetic purpose, but it keeps the plant from going to seed which can weaken the plants. Unfortunately it does not promote re-bloom in many varieties. Sheering may be done at the end of the season to take the plants back to 6-8 inches from the ground and it is important to continue watering after shearing or re-growth may not occur.
Daylilies are tough, drought tolerant plants due to their thick fleshy, roots which enable them to store water. Division can be made every 4-5 years. The best time to divide or transplant is in early spring or immediately after blooming.
Daylilies were eaten as food in China and Japan.