Garden Design


Plant of the Month

June 4, 2018 by James Cooper

This month we have chosen a classicly beautiful flower to grace your new border, the Hemerocallis, commonly known as the daylily.

Plant of the Month Hemerocallis

Hemerocallis – Plant of the Month

All daylilies need is reasonable soil and at least half a day of sunshine and they will bring impressive rewards for relatively little work.  As their name suggests, their flowers last only a day so regular deadheading is the only effort, but what a flower it is.  We prefer to grow the species rather than the hybrids as the flowers are less gaudy and the size, more compact.  Team the yellow flowering types with Geranium ‘Johnson’s Blue’ and the reds and oranges with Crocosmia and Fennel.

Once flowering is complete, cut to the ground and fresh new growth will emerge for the remainder of the summer months.