The Swirling Water Dailily is one of thousands of daylily varieties. It has a very unique, light purple flowers that arise annually from as early as May to as late as August. They are winter hardy down to zone 3, making it an appealing option for many gardeners in the U.S. They can serve as an effective ground cover, splitting every few years and forcing unwanted weeds out of gardens.
Hemerocallis ‘Swirling Water’ (Swirling Water Daylily, Daylily)
Hardiness Zones: 3-9
Height: 0.9-1.2 meters (1.5-2.0 feet)
Diameter: spread 0.35-0.45 meters (1.0-1.5 feet)
Growth Rate: moderate
Root System: deep, extensive
Subspecies: ‘Swirling Water’ is a hybrid species
Tolerates: Tolerates rabbits, erosion, and air pollution. No insects, pests, or diseases are of notable concern. They adapt easily in the right conditions and are easy to grow.
Problems (major): none
Problems (minor): none in particular
Soil Requirements: Preferred soil is moist, fertile clay with good drainage. 6.0-8.0 pH
Air Requirements: tolerant of urban pollution to an extent
Watering requirement: moist and well-drained preferably
Sun requirement: full sun or part shade
Flowering: during June-July (sometimes to August)
Leaf shape: long, fairly thin, ‘fountain-like’
Leaf size: (presumably) up to 18 inches tall (I have yet to find sources that state the dimensions of the leaves…)
Stem: leaves lack petioles, flower stems allow the flowers to grow 22 inches tall
Flowering structure: up to 8 inches in diameter
Flowering frequency: annually
The deep purple flowers are very attractive and eye-catching. The rhizomes send up new above-ground plants every 2 or 3 years during spring.
Daylilies are able to crowd out other weeds if allowed to divide in proper conditions. These can serve as beautiful grandcover, especially in summer. Mostly used as an ornamental perennial.
The reason for there being only no pictures is that all (I have discovered) are not allowed to be used without direct permission from the owner. Unfortunately, I have yet to receive a single response to any message asking to use images on this blog. So for the sake of rights to intellectual property, I’ve decided instead to include a list of sites with an abundance of images for those interested.