S & J Nursery’s Guide to Growing
Daylily Ming Toy
For Northeast Florida Landscapes
( Hemerocalis ‘Ming Toy’ )
Ming Toy Daylily Preferred Exposure:
– Ming Toy Daylilies will tolerate full sun or morning shade with afternoon sun locations in the North Florida | Jacksonville | St. Augustine landscape.
Ming Toy Daylily Foliage:
– Evergreen perennial has grassy foliage adds great texture to the landscape.
Ming Toy Daylily Soil Preference / Salt tolerance:
– Ming Toy Daylily’s will prefer dry, well drained soils with high organic matter content so remember to add some compost or manure to the planting hole when you first install your daylily and a handful or so of compost each year will keep daylily’s foliage and blooms looking great.
Ming Toy Daylily Size Variance:
– The foliage on the Ming Toy Daylily will reach 22 inches high and 18 inches wide with the flower stalks rising to just above the foliage.
Ming Toy Daylily Growth Habit:
– Clumping, grass like perennial forms an attractive mound of foliage.
Ming Toy Daylily Growth Rate:
– Fast growing Daylily cultivar.
Ming Toy Daylily Bloom:
– Ming Toy is a reblooming daylily variety with a beautiful deep velvety red petal with a lemon yellow throat. They are considered an early and a mid-season bloomer.
Ming Toy Daylily Water Requirements:
– Drought tolerant once established in the landscape, regular water is necessary to get the Ming Toy Daylily rooted and growing on its own after being planted in the ground from a nursery container.
Butterfly or Bird Attracting:
– Ming Toy Daylily blooms will attract hummingbirds and butterfly’s to your garden to feed on the nectar produced by the flowers.
Best Uses For Ming Toy Daylily’s:
– I love to see these Daylilies in masses of 7 or more plants, they are unbelievably beautiful when in bloom and a great garden filler when not.
– Try Ming Toy daylilies in a decorative pot on a porch or patio for a low
maintenance pop of color during the summer months near a patio or pool area where they can be enjoyed.
Care of Ming Toy Daylily:
– Water every day during the establishment period after planting in the garden from a nursery container.
-They will need good water during the establishment period and supplemental irrigation during dry spells or particularly hot dry summers.
– Prune out old foliage each spring or as needed any time of the year.
– Fertilize each spring with a shovel full of garden compost or a mixture of Milorganite and a slow release poly coated plant food such as Osmocote or Stay Green general purpose plant food or