Ditch Lily (Hemerocallis fulva) in the Daylilies Database

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Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
Ploidy: Diploid
Foliage type: Dormant
Rust Resistance: Shows Susceptibility
Bloom Form: Single

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 24-36 inches
Plant Spread: 15-18 inches
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Other: Edible
Flower Color: Orange
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable for forage
Edible Parts: Stem
Roots
Flowers
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Plant is Non-fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Location: Mysore, IndiaDate: 2014Freshly opened flower with pollen to be picked up by little bees
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Posted by Bonehead on Apr 10, 2014 12:35 PM

I have not found this lovely plant to be invasive at all. I've had the same smallish patch for over 20 years, and have recently brought some more in to add additional color to my driveway border. I have it planted in part-shade, which perhaps explains why it has not spread as much as others have found. It thrives and blooms without staking or leaning, but has only increased a small amount over the years.

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Posted by mcash70 (Near Kamloops, BC, Canada - Zone 3a) on Oct 1, 2011 4:10 PM

Although pretty, this plant can be very invasive so one should think carefully about where it is to be planted. Blooms are fragrant and are edible, they have a mild sweet taste and look very attractive when used in mixed green salads.

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Posted by sherrilosee (Bloomington, IN - Zone 6a) on Aug 16, 2012 8:22 PM

I think the old common ditch lilies are even more beautiful than some of the fancy daylilies!

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Posted by robertduval14 (Mason, New Hampshire - Zone 5b) on Mar 4, 2013 10:30 AM

Can be very invasive. Many states have laws against planting or transplanting these.

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Posted by Kathy547 ( Arkansas - Zone 8b) on May 17, 2016 9:47 PM

Blooms May - July. Blooms mid morning, but withers by the end of the day. Introduced from China in 1576. The plant is sterile and almost never sets seed pods. Good groundcover for difficult areas.

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Plant Events from our members
piksihkOn April 25, 2017Bloomed
piksihkOn April 24, 2016Bloomed
front bed WG
piksihkOn September 26, 2015Transplanted
east side bed to HW
piksihkOn April 30, 2015Bloomed
front bed; and rect. bed
crittergardenOn June 22, 2014Bloomed
Consider the time as "around Solstice"
tiptonlaOn June 8, 2016Bloomed
tiptonlaOn June 8, 2015Bloomed
tiptonlaOn June 11, 2014Bloomed
pestee45On June 9, 2014Bloomed
Not just the ditch lily, kwanso, but all day lilies blooming now.
SeedforkOn April 10, 2015Miscellaneous Event
First scape for this plant this year
FirmlyPlantedOn July 12, 2017Bloomed
FirmlyPlantedOn July 31, 2009Obtained plant
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Fabulous Photo..... by Paul2032Sep 20, 2014 9:27 AM3
Well, that escalated quickly. by bkrellOct 19, 2017 2:28 PM25
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DL fulva, i think I am in HUGE trouble! by vossnerAug 1, 2017 12:00 PM13
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PNW Plant Exchange - Spring 2017 by PistilMay 16, 2017 8:59 AM46

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