Rhizomatous plants with oblong, green leaves. Cultivated for their numerous, large flowers, borne from late spring to late summer. Each flower opens only for a day, whereas some varieties bloom exclusively at night. Native to eastern Asia. There have been recorded more than 30,000 cultivars. The genus takes its name from the Greek words for day "Hemera" and beaty "Callos". For practical reasons, the species are divided into 5 categories, according to the shape of the flowers:
Latin name: Hemerocallis "Pink Damask"
1) Triangular flowers
2) Round-shaped flowers
3) Double flowers
4) Star-shaped flowers
5) Spider-like flowers
They grow in full sun or part shade, in moist, well-drained, humus-rich soils.
Use in groups, arrangements and flowerpots.
Propagated by division in autumn and early spring (evergreen varieties).
Star-shaped variety that bears orange flowers with a distinctive stripe in the center of each petal. The base of the corolla tube is yellow, turning gradually to dark red.