Missouri Wildflower Guide


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daylily

Mostly escapes from cultivation, Daylilies are a common sight along Missouri roadways, blooming in profusion in June and July with large, showy flowers. Interestingly, seeds are very rarely produced, so the large colonies seen are a result of root division.

 

About 4-5 flowers bloom on each tall stalk, high above the basal clump of strap-shaped leaves. Each flower lasts just one day.

 

Thousands of cultivated varieties have been developed in a multitude of colors, and are highly popular for gardens and landscaping. It is very easy to grow and to transplant, forming thick clumps that crowd out weeds.

 

  • Bloom Time

    May-Aug

     

  • Habit

    Herbaceous

     

  • Height

    About 3 feet

     

  • Longevity

    Perennial

     

  • Flower Stem

    Long

     

  • Leaf Size

    About 2 feet

     

  • Leaf Shape

    Linear

     

  • Leaf Arrangement

    Basal

     

  • Leaf Surface

    Smooth

     

  • Leaf Edges

    Entire

     

  • Leaf Stem

    None