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Introducing the Orange Daylily
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The Orange Daylily is often considered passe or old-fashioned among modern gardeners, and is presently only rarely offered by many suppliers in the horticulture industry. Instead, many gardeners and landscapers have gravitated towards hybrid day lilies, which vary more significantly in height, color, and blooming period length. But these flowers are shockingly hardy, resistant to many common diseases and pests, and in the end, have often outlived even the original buildings they have been planted around. They are persisenr and long-lived, which make them an attractive option for gardeners who suffer harsher conditions, and desire relatively maintenance-free plants. Daylilies are fantastic to plant as a summer flower in gardens which tend to get overhot or are plagued by persistent garden pests. They are also striking when used to add height to a garden, and make a lovely contrast to green, mid-height groundcovers or when planted in front of taller shrubs or against a garden wall.
The flowers of Orange Daylilies are fairly large, and can span between 3 and 5 inches in width. The throats of these flowers are rather yellow, with a band of red which fades into lines of red veins criss-crossing the fleshy orange petals. The flowers feature 6 petals, which roll outward and under the flower, highlighting the long stamens. When the flowers are budding, they are pale green, only about 3 inches long, and the blooming period starts around mid-summer (typically June). Per the name, each flower will last only a day, with the blooming period lasting only about a month. However, each plant will generally grow many flowers, which are held at an angle or horizontally from their stalks. Because the Orange Daylily is a sterile hybrid, it cannot become an invasive species. Orange Daylilies form clumps of clustered stalks and flowers which look attractive and luxurious even outside of the blooming season. In the non-blooming seasons, the long, leafy fronds of the clumps they make appear like a particularly luxuriant ground cover plant.
Like most perennials, Orange Daylilies prefer full or partial sunlight, and loamy, moist, well-drained soil. Orange Daylilies are considered easy to grow, and through the root rhizome is likely to slowly spread over time. Do Orange Daylilies sound like the flower for you? TN Nursery maintains excellent quality Orange Daylilies for sale at only the lowest wholesale prices.