In Texas, a good time for dividing and planting daylilies is in the fall. Plant them in a mostly sunny location. Some shade is just fine, but dense shade will stunt growth and flower production. Use a soil mixture that allows drainage but also retains moisture.

Daylilies have been called America’s favorite perennial because of their carefree garden beauty. There are more than 55,000 named daylily cultivars, ranging in diameter from the size of a 50 cent piece to the size of a dinner plate, though typical size is 4 to 5 inches. But it is the color patterns that really draw you into a fascination with daylilies that can border on addiction. On one end of the spectrum are soft pastel creams, peach, pinks and lavenders. On the other end are dark reds and purples that border on black. And in between are vibrant purples, reds, yellows, oranges and hot pinks. Just about every color is available except true blue and uniform green. Now imagine these colors put together with contrasting midribs, veins, throats, eyes and ruffled edges, and you can start to appreciate the jaw-dropping beauty of daylilies.

Written by Editor