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Big Smile Daylily

Hemerocallis 'Big Smile'

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Big Smile Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Big Smile') at Martin's Home and Garden

Big Smile Daylily flowers

Big Smile Daylily flowers

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Plant Height:  18 inches

Flower Height:  24 inches

Spacing:  12 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Description:

Large butter colored flowers with rose blush and picotee on ruffled edges; yellow throat; midseason bloomer

Ornamental Features

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. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

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
  • Groundcover

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.

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.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Flowers  Texture  Plant Form  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features