Daylilies for the Northeast Florida Landscape
One of my absolute favorite landscape Perennials for Florida is the simple but elegant Daylily. They add both texture and flower color to the landscape and require minimal care to keep them at their best from year to
Hemerocallis come in lots of shapes and sizes and quite a few other distinguishing characteristics. Modern daylilies can grow anywhere from 1 to 6 feet in height and have blooms that range from 3 to 6 inches in diameter!
Early blooming, mid season blooming, late season blooming, evergreen foliage, semi evergreen foliage, deciduous foliage, tetraploid, diploid, ruffled, non ruffled, solid colored bicolored, dwarf foliage and small
flowered, huge plant with large 8 inch blooms …..it can get complicated. The American Hemerocallis Society has over registered more than 20,000 types of daylilies! And with that large a multitude of varieties out there to
choose from how do you know where to start?
In addition to the abundance of cultivars available, daylily varieties tend to come and go and not all are well suited to our hot humid subtropical climate zones. With so many varieties of daylily coming and going in and out of cultivation it is impossible to keep up with them all. Here are a few of the varieties we have grown for trials over the years for the North Florida | Jacksonville | St. Augustine area gardeners landscape. Some are no longer being cultivated and I can not find starts for, some we have during the summer daylily season and not during other times of the year and of coarse there will be some out at the nursery site that I have not yet listed here that we are currently growing.
S & J Nursery Evergreen Daylilies
Evergreen Daylily Varieties retain their foliage through the year and adapt well to the coastal and tropical
S & J Nursery Semi Evergreen Daylilies
Semi evergreen daylilies may or may not retain their foliage throughout the year depending on where they are planted and in what climate zone.
S & J Nursery Deciduous Daylilies
Deciduous daylilies go completely dormant in the winter time and are often considered hardier than