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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005


    This summer blooming perennial has strap-like leaves and large orange flowers. Because it naturalizes easily, this daylily can be commonly seen in roadside ditches and marking the sites of old outhouses.

    Latin Name

    Hemerocallis fulva


    Family

    Asphodelaceae


    Also Known As

    Ditch Lily , Tawny Daylily , Outhouse Lily


    Type of Plant

    Perennials

    Bloom Season

    July - August


    Seasons

    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 3'
    Max Spread: 3'

    Uses

  • Naturalize
  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun
    Part Shade

    Tolerances

  • Air Pollution
  • Clay Soil
  • Drought
  • Dry Soil
  • Erosion
  • Rabbit

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Butterflies

    Colors


    Native Range

    China or Japan


    History

    Lady Jean Skipwith planted tiger lilies in her Virginia garden in 1793.


    Other Details

    Pollinator

    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

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