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ORNAMENTAL PLANTS OF HORTICULTURE VALUE

Selection of perennials

Hemerocallis L.
Daylily
Phormiaceae (=Hemerocallidaceae), formerly in Liliaceae

About 15-20 species in eastern Asia. 7 species in the FSU. H. coreana Nakai, H. esculenta Koidz., H. middendorfii Trautv. et C. A. Mey. and H. yezoensis Hara occur in the Far East, H. lilo-asphodelus L. occurs in Siberia and the Far East, H. fulva (L.) L. is naturalized in the European part of the FSU and the Caucasus. H. minor Mill. is a very well-known ornamental plant in many regions of the FSU. H. middendorfii is poorly known in cultivation.

H. middendorfii Trautv. et C. A. Mey.

Far East (Sakhalin, Kuril Islands), northwestern China, Korea and Japan. Dry meadows, mountain slopes, broad-leaved woods, scrub, open places.

Plant with short rhizome and rosette of linear, arching leaves 60-80 cm x 3 cm, remnants of dead leaves persist at the base. Scapes 60-70 cm. Flowers 5-6, bright orange, large, sessile, aggregated into a terminal head. V - mid spring to late autumn. Fl - in June, for 2-3 weeks. Fr - August. P - by division and by seed. Flowering the second-third year after sowing. Can grow on poor soil and in partial shade, however does well on moist soil and in a sunny position. Cultivated in St. Petersburg Botanical Garden since 1866. Recommended for group planting. Z 4 (3).

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