Hemerocallis fulva, the orange
daylily, is a species of daylily native to Asia. It is very
widely grown as an ornamental plant in temperate climates for
its showy flowers and ease of cultivation. It is not a true
lily in the genus Lilium, but gets its name from the
similarity of the flowers and from the fact that each flower
lasts only one day.
Daylilies produce elegant,
usually trumpet-like blooms in summer and are easy to grow in
many gardens. Individual flowers are short-lived but each
plant produces many flowers, so displays will last for weeks.
The orange flowers of the common
orange daylily brighten up ditches and old farmsteads across
the country, where they were once planted by fanciers in
droves. These nineteenth century gardeners didn’t realize how
aggressively their orange flowers would grow, or that one day
daylily weed control would be a serious pursuit.
This flower was photographed in the community garden
at Trafalgar Court, Fareham. Visit them on Facebook