Hemerocallis


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Hemerocallis

plant genus in the family Liliaceae; contains a naphthaquinone (stypandrol) which causes neuropathy and encephalomalacia experimentally but no natural cases have been recorded. Called also day lily.
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Earl Watts is a noted hybridizer of daylilies and has hybridized over 30 daylilies registered with the American Hemerocallis Society.
The article was about the first American Hemerocallis Society (AHS) Display Garden on the Canadian Prairies created by Janice Dehod, and many volunteers from the Canadian Prairie Daylily Society, at Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Shasta daisies and Phlox will benefit from annual division while others, such as hostas, peonies and hemerocallis, will happily clump along performing well without the need to disturb them.
Diana Grenfell, of the British Hosta and Hemerocallis Society, said: "It had been 77 years since a British man won Wimbledon and we thought it would be good to mark a unique achievement in a unique way.
Other stunning additions to the border are hemerocallis (day lily), astilbe and astrantia.
Good companions in high summer include the dark-leaved dahlia Bishop of Llandaff, with its deep red flowers and the effective foliage contrast, and bold day lilies such as hemerocallis Stafford, which has fabulous scarlet flowers with yellow centres.
Jeffries Nurseries at Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, features a new Morden chrysanthemum 'Dreamweaver' and many prairie nurseries are showing Hemerocallis (daylilies) 'Startle' and 'Daring Deception' among others in rose red and purple tones.
The yellow flowers and arching foliage of Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus look perfect with the low rosettes and big yellow daisies of Doronicum 'Harpur Crewe' and the broad blue flowers and clumps of maidenhair foliage on Aquilegia 'Hensol Harebell'.