Daylily Companion Plants – Learn What To Plant With Daylily

Lilium spp. are plants belonging to the Lilialae family (also known as the nightshade family). They belong to the same order of flowering plants as tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and potatoes.

There are over 500 species of liliums in at least 15 genera worldwide; they have been cultivated since ancient times and their seeds were used medicinally for centuries.

The most commonly grown liliums today are those native to Europe, Asia and North America. These include:

Common names for these plants vary from country to country, but the common name usually refers to the color of the flower or leaves. For example, in England “bluebell” means blue bellflower; in Germany it’s “kleinblume”; in Italy it’s “pomona”.

In addition to being useful medicinal herbs, liliums are popular houseplants because of their attractive flowers and easy care. Some liliums grow well indoors even in climates where other plants would not thrive. Others require little attention if kept under control.

Lilia, the genus Liliaceae includes many members of the lilium family including:

Lilias are small shrubs with white or pink blooms that bloom only once each year during spring or summer. They are sometimes called “crocuses” gardeners plant them in the autumn for blooms during the following spring.

Most lilias are native to warmer climates but some thrive in cold weather and can be successfully grown outdoors in USDA zones 2 to 10. These plants prefer full sun to partial shade, well-drained soil and regular applications of fertilizer. They are easy to grow from seed and may be grown from bulbs that bloom every year.

Sources & references used in this article:

Hemerocallis: daylilies. by W Erhardt – 1992 – cabdirect.org

The color encyclopedia of daylilies. by TL Petit, JP Peat – 2000 – cabdirect.org

Gray mold of day lily (Hemerocallis fulva L.) caused by Botrytis elliptica in Korea. by SW Chang, SK Kim, BK Hwang – Plant Pathology Journal, 2001 – cabdirect.org

Opening and closing time of F1 hybrids of daylily (Hemerocallis fulva) and nightlily (Hemerocallis citrina). by HY Jia, YK Gao, Q He, L Zhu, QX Zhang – Journal of Northeast …, 2014 – cabdirect.org

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