Each daylily plant produces an abundance of flower buds that open over a long period of time. There are many varieties, a wide range of flower colors, and the flowers continue blooming during the heat of the summer. Caring for daylilies is so easy and these plants are so hardy, that some seem to even thrive on neglect!
Daylilies perform best in full sun, but will tolerate light shade. They flower best with a minimum of 6 hours of direct sunlight per day. Morning sun is best, particularly in warmer areas where the blazing afternoon sun can scorch the leaves. They are adaptable to most soils, but do best in a slightly acidic, moist soil that is high in organic matter and well-drained. After planting daylilies, keep the soil moist — 1" of water weekly is ideal, more frequent watering may be necessary on sandy soils. Hardiness zones range from 4-9.