Daylily (characteristics)

De daglelie is een gemakkelijke vaste plant. Hij stamt van oorsprong uit Azië en groeit in principe in bijna elke grondsoort. Het is een éénzaadlobbige plant hetgeen wil zeggen dat de plant bij het ontkiemen van de zaden slechts één kiemblad heeft. De wortels zijn dik en vlezig en vormen een compacte kluit. Uit deze kluit groeien waaiers met bladeren die op een preiplant lijken. Vanuit deze waaiers ontwikkelen zich de stevige bloemstengels, die zich prima handhaven, ook bij veel wind en regen. Wat betreft het overwinteren is de plant te verdelen in drie typen:

 

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Dormant (Dor)

The daylily stops all vegetative growth, stes resting buds in the crown and loses its leaves for the winter

 

Evergreen (Evr)The daylily has leaves that remain green throughout the year, unless frozen severly. Evergreen daylilies do not set resting buds

 

Semi-evergreen (Sev)Intermediate foliage behavior that is not adequately described as simply dormant or evergreen.

 

The most important part of the daylily are of course the flowers. There are small flowers with a width of 3” and huge flowers with a width of 12” or more.

 

The name daylily shows already the flowering of only one day. But because of the enormous amount of flowers the plant blooms for weeks. Moreover there are daylilies that bloom very early and others that bloom very late. There are also a lot af daylilies that rebloom (Re). The bloom seasons are categorized in rather loosely defined periods.

 

  • EE Extra Early
  • E Early
  • EM Early to mid season
  • M Mid season
  • MLa Midseason to the beginning of the late season
  • La Late season

 

 

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There’s still one specific part of the plant that has to be said here. Daylilies are diploid (Dip) or Tetraploid (Tet) plants. A diploid daylily has 22 chromosomes en tetraploid daylilies have 44 chromosomes. It’s important to know which one you have when you intend to make crossings, because that’s not possible between diploids and tetraploids.

 

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