Vanilla Fluff is a beautiful double flower in tones of melted butter. Hemerocallis means ‘beautiful for a day’. Each huge bloom may last just one day, but they appear in succession one after the other on each stem. Hemerocallis originate from Asia and have been cultivated for many centuries. The flower petals are edible. Semi-evergreen foliage, in the form of long leaves that have a lightly pleated look to them. Prefers moist, well-drained soil in sun or part shade. Will form good clumps quite quickly.
Often called the Day Lily as each bloom lasts for just one day, but you do get succession of them lasting several weeks in May and June. Doug’s Red Mercedes has quite large red flowers with a great contrasting yellow throat. They are easy to grow, site in full or part sun, tolerating all soil types. And are relatively pest free. Height 50cm and spread 40cm.