Big Smile Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Big Smile'
Big Smile Daylily flowers
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Plant Height: 18 inches
Flower Height: 24 inches
Spacing: 12 inches
Hardiness Zone: 3a
Large butter colored flowers with rose blush and picotee on ruffled edges; yellow throat; midseason bloomer
Big Smile Daylily features bold lightly-scented buttery yellow trumpet-shaped flowers with rose overtones and yellow throats at the ends of the stems from early to mid summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its grassy leaves remain green in color throughout the season.
Big Smile Daylily is an herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Big Smile Daylily is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Big Smile Daylily will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 24 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 15 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.