From May until July, chocolate-brown tipped buds open early into marigold-orange flowers, above a low growing clump whose narrow, grassy-green blades look ornamental even on their own. With a delightfully fragrant performance in the garden, or even picked, the six-petalled blooms are held in dense clusters by blunt, cupped bracts. This beauty thrives in dry conditions once established.
Sow seeds at any time covering them with compost or grit 5mm deep, keeping the seed pot in a cool, well-lit spot outdoors. Artificial heat is not needed and can prevent germination so be very patient as many species will only germinate in the spring after chilling or freezing in the moist seed tray in the winter. Grow on individual seedlings in small pots until of sufficient size to be potted on or planted out into the open ground.
Common name:Amur Daylily
Classification:Hardy bulb, Hardy perennial
Packet Content:15 (Approx)