Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
Foliage type: Dormant
Rust Resistance: Shows Susceptibility
Bloom Traits: Eye or Band
Bloom Form: Single
Color description: Orange with red eye, gold throat

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
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
Uses: Erosion control
Will Naturalize
Suitable for forage
Edible Parts: Stem
Eating Methods: Raw
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Plant is Non-fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Ploidy: Diploid

Common names
  • Ditch Lily
  • Tawny Daylily
  • Daylily

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  • Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Apr 10, 2014 12:35 PM concerning plant:
    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.
  • Posted by mcash70 (Near Kamloops, BC, Canada - Zone 3a) on Oct 1, 2011 4:10 PM concerning plant:
    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.
  • Posted by Kathy547 ( Arkansas - Zone 8b) on May 17, 2016 9:47 PM concerning plant:
    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.
  • Posted by sherrilosee (Bloomington, IN - Zone 6a) on Aug 16, 2012 8:22 PM concerning plant:
    I think the old common ditch lilies are even more beautiful than some of the fancy daylilies!
  • Posted by robertduval14 (Milford, New Hampshire - Zone 5b) on Mar 4, 2013 10:30 AM concerning plant:
    Can be very invasive. Many states have laws against planting or transplanting these.
Plant Events from our members
piksihk On April 27, 2022 Bloomed
piksihk On April 2, 2020 Bloomed
piksihk On April 20, 2019 Bloomed
Several blooms HW
piksihk On June 4, 2018 Bloomed
piksihk On April 25, 2017 Bloomed
piksihk On April 24, 2016 Bloomed
front bed WG
piksihk On September 26, 2015 Transplanted
east side bed to HW
piksihk On April 30, 2015 Bloomed
front bed; and rect. bed
tiptonla On June 8, 2016 Bloomed
tiptonla On June 8, 2015 Bloomed
tiptonla On June 11, 2014 Bloomed
pestee45 On June 9, 2014 Bloomed
Not just the ditch lily, kwanso, but all day lilies blooming now.
crittergarden On June 22, 2014 Bloomed
Consider the time as "around Solstice"
Seedfork On April 10, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
First scape for this plant this year
FirmlyPlanted On July 12, 2017 Bloomed
FirmlyPlanted On July 31, 2009 Obtained plant
GardensJohn On June 8, 2021 Plant emerged
Gardening is really interesting! You can plant something and then later have it die back and you think it's gone. Then years later it pops up and revives!
Kind of like eternal life in Jesus Christ! We may die physically, and be buried in the ground, but when Jesus comes back we will be resurrected and come back to life never to die again!
I planted Tiger Lilies in my yard back on 2007 I think. The last time I saw them was in 2008 - thirteen years ago. This year they have come back to life again! It's amazing what the right amount of sun will do to revive a plant!
That's just like us! The right amount of SON and we revive as well! If things are not going well in your life, try letting the SON shine on you more! He is the author of life.
Here's a picture of the Tiger Lily that is exhibiting all of her glory after 13 years in the ground!
WebTucker On May 22, 2022 Bloomed
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