Daylilies in the garden: landscape tricks, combination with other plants, photo

Daylilies in the landscape design of a summer cottage, a garden, even a small vegetable garden are at the peak of popularity among modern flower growers. When most plants bloom in the spring, these varieties delight the eye in a wide variety of colors and shapes throughout the summer season. It is also important that the plants are unpretentious to care for, winter well and endure the sun firmly in the middle of summer. A skillful combination of daylilies with other plants will make the site unforgettably beautiful.

Bright and juicy flowers will decorate any landscape

Features of the use of daylilies in garden landscaping

Daylily, or Krasodnev, is a beautiful, herbaceous plant that does not require complex manipulations in its care. It is considered decorative, widely used in landscaping and design of gardens, backyards, public places. Different types of plants grow independently in the wild, mainly in the Far East - in China, Korea, Japan. The daylily was also able to adapt to the conditions of the Russian climate, its wild species grow in the southern regions of Siberia to the upper reaches of the Ob River in the west.

Possesses good resistance to disease and severe weather conditions. It grows in the shade, partial shade, and in the sun it blooms most abundantly. Requires at least 6 hours of sun exposure per day.

Daylily is a perennial herb. Of all the varieties, only one is evergreen - Hemerocallis aurantiaca. The roots are cordlike, thickened, sometimes forming short-lived processes. Broad foliage is arranged in two rows, depending on the variety - straight or curved in an arc. Bright large flowers are the main feature of the daylily. The color range is from yellow to reddish brown. Funnel-shaped, with six petals. They are arranged in inflorescences from 2 to 10 flowers.

Attention! The flowering period lasts about a month, but the buds bloom in turns, 1-3 flowers for 1-2 days. Some varieties bloom mainly at night.

Peduncles reach 1 m in height. For decorative purposes, they are conventionally divided into low specimens (up to 30 cm), medium (30-60 cm), semi-high (60-90 cm) and high (over 90 cm). Fruiting in triangular capsules with few seeds.

What varieties of daylilies are used in garden landscaping

There are many varieties of daylily, each of which has features of appearance, flowering time, etc. Among them are:

  • terry - decorative, distinguished by splendor;
  • multiform - a combination of several unique traits in one variety;
  • common daylilies - more like wild species that can be found in nature;
  • original - having a non-standard color, an unusual shape;
  • arachnids - petals of a special shape, more reminiscent of long spider legs.

The most common varieties:

  1. Brown-yellow is one of the most unusual specimens in terms of color among daylilies. It is considered a terry variety. It blooms in the middle of summer, feels good in partial shade, and in the foreground in group compositions.

    The variety is brown-yellow with rich colors.

  2. Yellow daylily. Best known among landscape designers. The plant reaches 1 m in height. Blooms from early July until autumn. Has a pleasant sweet scent that attracts bees. It is noteworthy that it firmly tolerates an excess of moisture in the soil, which is used by flower growers and they plant a bush in the lowlands, decorating the drive zones of the gardens.

    The variety is one of the most demanded by phyto-designers

  3. Lemon yellow. It differs in that the stem grows over 1 m (about 130 cm) in height. It blooms in mid-summer and tolerates drought and heat. Among the positive qualities of this variety of daylily, its pleasant aroma is distinguished.

    Lemon yellow variety is a good choice for high-rise compositions

  4. Middendorf. A low daylily that blooms earlier than other varieties. Yellow buds are more like a golden color. It emits a subtle pleasant aroma.

    Variety Middendorf - real natural gold in the garden

  5. Night Bacon. A particularly decorative variety due to its deep purple hue with a bright yellow heart. Large bud, up to 8 cm in diameter, double. Separately, there is a high resistance to direct sunlight - the plant does not fade.

    Night Bacon - exceptional among others due to its amazing color

Types of compositions with daylilies in landscape design

Daylilies look harmonious in any landscape and go well with other plants. And the right place and composition will help create a true work of art. Tapeworms (single plantings) and mixed "mixborders" are planted in approximately the following patterns:

  1. Low varieties are planted on alpine hills and rocky places.
  2. From the daylily, hedges are created along curbs, fences and fences.
  3. Separate compositions are installed in the middle of the meadows, on the lawn and on the ridges.
  4. They decorate patios, on the sides of steps, terraces - with pots, tubs and containers.
  5. Given the pleasant aroma emanating from flowering plants, they are often grown near benches and around gazebos.

Low daylilies are planted singly along the paths. Compositions of different plant varieties are planted along the alleys, when tall representatives of the flora and miniature bushes in front are in the background. Daylilies and hosts are noted in landscape design, when the former have large bright buds contrasting with shrubs.

Daylily and hosts look great on the contrast of colors

Attention! Tall specimens with dark buds are usually combined with small light representatives of the fauna for better contrast.

Having a variety of daylily with a round or star-shaped bud, it is planted in a group with flowers of a pyramidal or spherical shape, for example, different types of hydrangea.

There are such types of daylilies, which have a greenish core, which is often used by gardeners in a combination of bright and contrasting shades of flowers from other representatives of the fauna.

When the daylily has a yellow core, it can be easily combined with the same color hosts.

Red daylilies are planted mainly with yellow tones of other flowers.

Dark varieties are in harmony with light fauna

It is better to calm down bright and variegated shades with soft colors, coniferous, warm tones

Excluding the use of other flowers and shrubs, daylilies go well with each other or in a single composition.

You can competently approach the choice of colors, for example, a single color, but different shades

The dominant color is chosen the one that has a lighter shade, it is placed in the center. Around it, they are decorated with slightly darker flowers and, moving away from the middle, the colors become darker and richer.

You can use a multi-layer effect, when dense tall bushes are planted in the background, medium ones in front of them, and so on everything below. The color of the buds can be monochromatic and many shades.

Miniature bright daylilies will look great near rocky structures, as well as near alpine hills.

And if there is a stream, a pond, an artificial waterfall on the site, then for them there are special varieties of daylily that tolerate an excess of moisture well. In addition, by the reservoir, they will have a special harmony with lilies, phlox, astilbe.

What flowers are daylilies combined with

A good option would be to combine flowers with the following types of plants:

  1. Agapanthus. This fauna union is considered quite unusual, given the bright colors the different varieties of both plants possess. It is worth choosing the shades wisely, for example, giving preference to warm or dark daylilies. A fresh and vibrant composition can be composed of yellow, orange or brown agapanthus and daylily.

    Composition with agapanthus is like a rainbow in the garden

  2. Irises and daylilies in landscape design require special attention. They are combined not only in color, but also during the flowering period, which makes this pair an excellent option for decorating the site. Both begin to bloom in June, finally blooming by the end of August.

    Composition with irises - fauna that complements each other

  3. Phlox. Daylilies in combination with this plant are grown in summer cottages and garden plots. The lilac, pink and white tones of phlox enjoy the advantage. The important thing is that they bloom at the same time, so this composition is considered very successful.

    The composition with phlox will look delicate

Daylily care in landscape design

Before planting daylilies, you need to know a number of minor rules and conditions for their maintenance. It is worth remembering that only some varieties bloom well in direct sunlight, and most should provide partial shade. Almost any soil is suitable for them, even with an acidic reaction. It is allowed to use liming, which will make the soil suitable for the further development of the flower. After the daylily has faded, at the end of summer, the plant is fed with sulfate. Watering is carried out by "sprinkling" during the night, that is, an irrigation system is needed.

Daylily is propagated by dividing the bush, preferably in early spring or autumn. For the plant to adapt faster, you need to remove all the foliage. When planting, the pit is fertilized with potassium sulfate, no further transplant is required.

Attention! Daylily can bloom for about twenty years in one place.

Therefore, it is worth carefully planning possible compositions, colors and combinations with other plants in advance. It is worth considering on which plan to plant the daylily, what place it will occupy in group seedlings, because this moment has its own rules.

Photo of daylilies in garden landscaping

To have an idea of ​​how certain compositions look, to be inspired by ideas, you can first study their images in photographs:

  1. Plants are chosen to fill the area with rich greens and brightly colored flowers. Daylilies go well with the simplest decorative flowers.

    Composition with different bright fauna will delight the eye

  2. Compositions of daylilies in rocky gardens are mentioned separately. A vibrant fauna enlivens stone fences and masonry, leaving space for a unique look.

    Arrangement by the rocky garden will make it inspired

  3. It is noteworthy that this plant does not need other species at all. You can decorate a garden, a whole lawn with daylilies of different varieties, which implies a riot of colors, different sizes and phased flowering.

    Arrangement of different varieties of daylily shows that they do not need other flowers

  4. Daylilies not only grow on wide ground, but can also bloom in large pots, tubs, containers, while feeling comfortable.

    Daylilies are not so whimsical that they even grow in a tub.

  5. Some varieties calmly relate to an excess of moisture, therefore, they are used to decorate places near reservoirs, ponds, streams. The photo below shows a composition of daylily, fragrant lavender and juniper.

    The composition by the reservoir is unusually beautiful, the daylily is the central element here.

  6. It is worth paying more attention to the daylily near the reservoir. Especially in combination with larch, willow, juniper, lavender, stonecrop, gray Victoria and hydrangeas.

    Daylilies will not deteriorate near the pond, as they are resistant to excess moisture

  7. It has already been noted more than once that daylilies are all patient to direct sunlight, and some varieties are able to endure the most sultry weather.

    Some varieties grow beautifully along the road even in bright sun.


Daylilies in the landscape design of a summer cottage are an easy choice even for novice phyto-designers. Taking advantage of the simple rules of planting a plant and skillful combination with others, you can create an unusually beautiful landscape that will be updated from year to year.

Watch the video: 6 Useful Tips For Any Landscape Design. diy garden (January 2022).

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