Daylilies have stood the test of time with gardeners – dating back to more than 4,000 years.
No wonder, they are very easy, prolific, attention-grabbing and low maintenance.
Daylilies are pretty drought tolerant. They are heavy feeders and like many perennials, they benefit from the occasional thinning. Either spread out the thinnings and replant or offer some to friends.
Daylilies come in a wide variety of colors and sizes. They can give a more tropical feel to a traditional garden bed.
One arrangement I have is a small island bed of orange daylily and hostas with lavender flowers – what’s really cool is that they start blooming at the same time of year. The long wide grassy foliage goes great with the fatter oval leaves of the hosta. Even without flowers they look lovely together.
If your soil is lean add a little extra fertilizer that is heavy on the nitrogen. During very dry times an 1″ of supplemental water a week will work.