Daylilies are one of the most carefree and easy perennials to grow. Available in a rainbow of colors, daylilies also come in a wide variety of flower shapes and sizes, including doubles, spiders (long, narrow petals) and small flowered types. With over 30,000 registered named varieties today, there are daylilies to suit every gardener’s taste.

Daylilies (genus Hemerocallis) should not be confused with the true Lily (genus Lilium) which are grown from a bulb and best recognized as the Easter Lily.

 

Mini Pearl Daylily, 2015, From the collection of: Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden
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Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee)

Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss)


Cultivar: Mini Pearl aka Minnie Pearl

Height: 12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
Spacing: 15-18 in. (38-45 cm

Kindly Light Daylily, 2015, From the collection of: Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden
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Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee)

Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss)

Cultivar: Kindly Light

Height: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Spacing: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Olympic Showcase Daylily, 2015, From the collection of: Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden
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Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee)

Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss)

Cultivar: Olympic Showcase

Height: 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Spacing: 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Daylily Drifts, From the collection of: Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden
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Black Plush Daylily, 2015, From the collection of: Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden
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Family: Hemerocallidaceae

Genus: Hemerocallis

Cultivar: Black Plush

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Spacing: 18-24 in. (45-60 cm) 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Decatur Masterpiece Daylily, 2015, From the collection of: Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden
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Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee)

Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss)

Cultivar: Decatur Masterpiece

Height: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Spacing: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Moon Jazz Daylily, 2015, From the collection of: Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden
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Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee)

Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss)

Cultivar: Moon Dazzle

Height: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Spacing: 18-24 in. (45-60 cm) 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Mystical Rainbow Daylily, 2015, From the collection of: Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden
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Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee)

Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss)

Cultivar: Mystical Rainbow

Height:24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Spacing: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Godiva Jam Daylily, 2015, From the collection of: Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden
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Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee)

Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss)

Cultivar: Godiva Jam

Height:24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Spacing: 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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The Daylily Garden was planted and is cared for by Diane Fitz & Deborah Storck.

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