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Hemerocallis hybrid 'Sunshine Yellow'

Yellow Daylily
  • Plant Type:
  • Ground Cover, Perennial
  • Evergreen-Deciduous:
  • Evergreen, Semi-Evergreen
  • Overall Mature Size:
  • Medium
  • Mature Height & Spread :
  • 2-4' x 2-4'
  • Natural Growth Habit:
  • Clumping
  • Native To:
  • Asia, Japan, Hybrid
  • Exposure:
  • Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Water:
  • Medium Water
  • Flower Color:
  • Yellow
  • Bloom Time:
  • Spring, Summer, Fall
  • Special Features:
  • Attracts Birds/Butterflies, Cold Hardy, Deer Resistant, Desert Conditions, Drought Resistant, Intermountain Conditions, Seacoast Conditions
  • Container Sizes:
  • #1, #5
  • Sunset Garden Zones:
  • 1-24


‘Sunshine Yellow’ daylily or Hemerocallis is a semi-evergreen perennial that promises fantastic and profuse trumpet-shaped large blooms from spring through fall. Lily look-alikes, the vibrant yellow blossoms appear at the end of long stems as if to garner maximum attention. Hemerocallis are extremely low-maintenance and adaptable, seemingly unaware that poor soil, sporadic water, severe cold, seacoast or desert conditions might otherwise imperil more fragile plants. Perhaps this accounts for their popularity; they are among the most requested plants Boething Treeland Farms grows. These are low shrubs, at home in manicured and natural gardens alike. Their long sword-shaped bright green leaves grow in a tidy clump and look fabulous on slopes, in borders, with stones or mulch under a tall canopy of trees, near pools and in containers. Tuberous root systems benefit from occasional dividing best done in early spring or fall. While they tolerate abuse, those who wish to optimize performance will make sure that they are mulched (particularly in cold winter climates), planted in well-drained soil, and watered regularly. Partial shade is a good idea in the hottest areas. Native to Eurasia, Sunset Western Garden Book suggests they do well in zones 1-24. Hemerocallis have been hybridized for years resulting in the development of a wild array of colored flowers, wavy petals, and scent in addition to foliage color. On a cultural note, Hemerocallis derives its name from the Greek words for day: “hemera” and beautiful: “kalos”.