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Perennials – Ming Toy Daylily

  • Ming toy daylily 

Botanical name: hemerocallis ‘ming toy’

Beginner friendly?: yes

Average size at maturity: up to 2 ft in height and in width 

Bloom time:  spring, summer, fall

Hardy zone: zones 3-9

Flower color: red, orange 

Foliage color: green, yellow 

Growth rate: can reach mature size in a single growing season 

Pruning instructions:  cut back the daylily down to about 6-8 inches off of the ground when the plant has stopped blooming for the year 

Propagation methods: cut a stem just below a node and place in water until roots start to emerge

Landscape use: great as borders, for adding color to a landscape, and does well when planted in a container as well as in the ground

Light needs:  4-6 hours of sunlight a day 

Special features: attracts butterflies

Watering instructions:  water when the top two inches of soil have dried out from the last watering

Fertilizing instructions :  use a water-soluble  general all purpose fertilizer in the spring before the plant begins to bloom

Best time to plant: spring or fall

Best type of soil: clay or loam 

Companion plants: coneflower, shasta daisy, lilac 

Toxicity level: non-toxic for humans and pets 

Invasive species: no

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