Hemerocallis x hybrida ‘Orange Prelude’
Hemerocallis x hybrida ‘Orange Prelude’ has large, star-shaped, orange flowers.
When do they bloom?
Day lilies provide colour from October to May.
Most suitable climate
The deciduous types are ideal for colder climates, while the evergreens are just perfect for warmer climates. The onus is on you to ask the nurseryman about the plants so that you can select the correct hybrid.
What they need
Location: full sun, or at least five hours of full sun per day. Dark-flowered hybrids are best planted where they get morning sun and afternoon shade, otherwise the flowers fade.
Soil: any soil type is fine, but for the best results enrich it with compost and bone meal.
Water: medium, but water more often as soon as the first flower stems appear.
Fertilizing: feed with potassium-enriched fertilizer in spring, midsummer and autumn.
Good to know
Day lilies must be planted at the correct depth, which is 2 cm below soil level. Plant the crown (the rhizome from which the leaves sprout) exactly level with the top of the planting hole and then water well. This will cause the soil in the hole to settle slightly, at which point the crown should be at the ideal height.
In a nutshell
* Plant en masse.
* Divide overgrown clumps in autumn.
* Medium water consumption.
* Bloom prolifically from October to May.