Daylily Hemerocallis 'Green Flutter'

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Edible
‍🌱 Easy-care
daylily 'Green Flutter'


The Hemerocallis 'Green Flutter', commonly known as the Daylily, is a perennial plant known for its showy, attractive flowers. The plant features long, blade-like leaves that create a graceful, arching foliage clump. The striking feature of 'Green Flutter' is its beautiful blossoms. Each flower has a unique, soft texture and consists of six petal-like segments. The blooms display a lovely, light yellow-green hue that seems to flutter in the breeze, which could be how the cultivar got its name "Green Flutter." These segments may have ruffled or smooth edges and often exhibit a subtle gradation of color from the edges towards the center, leading to a deeper-hued throat. With each blossom lasting just one day, the plant continuously produces new flowers over a blooming period that spans several weeks, offering a sustained display of color. While the individual flowers are ephemeral, the succession of blooms provides a long-lasting visual impact in a garden setting.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Daylily, Common Daylily, Tawny Daylily, Ditch Lily.

    • Common names

      Hemerocallis 'Green Flutter'

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The plant Hemerocallis 'Green Flutter', known commonly as the daylily, is considered non-toxic to humans. In fact, some parts of daylilies are edible and are used in certain cuisines. However, it's important to note that not all lilies are safe to consume, and mistaking other toxic lily varieties for daylilies can lead to serious health issues. Despite being non-toxic, consuming non-edible plant parts or a large quantity might still cause gastrointestinal discomfort due to the presence of non-digestible components or natural occurring substances within the plant.

    • To pets

      The plant Hemerocallis 'Green Flutter', commonly known as the daylily, is toxic to certain pets, especially cats. Ingesting even small amounts can cause severe kidney damage in cats. The symptoms of daylily poisoning in pets can include vomiting, lethargy, kidney failure, and possibly death if not treated promptly. Immediate veterinary assistance is crucial if a pet is suspected of having ingested any part of a daylily plant.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      2 feet [60 cm]

    • Spread

      2 feet [60 cm]

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Easy to Grow: Hemerocallis 'Green Flutter', commonly known as Daylily, is known for being hardy and can thrive in a variety of soil conditions and climates.
    • Drought Tolerance: Once established, Daylilies can tolerate periods of drought, making them suitable for xeriscaping or low-water gardens.
    • Long Blooming Period: Daylilies produce flowers for an extended period, often blooming for several weeks throughout the summer.
    • Attracts Pollinators: The vibrant blooms attract butterflies and other beneficial insects, promoting a healthy and diverse garden ecosystem.
    • Low Maintenance: Daylilies require minimal care once established, making them a great choice for both novice and experienced gardeners.
    • Variety of Uses: They can be used in mass plantings, borders, or as a colorful addition to mixed beds and landscapes.
    • Fast Growth: Daylilies can grow relatively quickly, filling in garden spaces and creating lush, verdant areas in a short amount of time.
    • Propagation: They can be easily propagated by division, allowing gardeners to expand their collection or share with friends and neighbors.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    This plant is not used for medical purposes.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • Composting: The daylily 'Green Flutter' can be composted after it dies back to contribute to a nutrient-rich compost for use in the garden.
    • Photography subject: With their vibrant green-yellow flowers, these daylilies make a beautiful subject for botanical photographers and artists.
    • Pond and water garden accent: Planted near a water feature, 'Green Flutter' adds a lovely touch of color and attracts pollinators to the area.
    • Natural dye: The petals of the daylily can be used to create natural dyes for coloring fabrics and yarns.
    • Culinary decoration: The edible flowers of the daylily 'Green Flutter' can be used as a decorative and flavorful garnish on plates and dessert presentations.
    • Garden border creation: These daylilies are excellent for creating defined edges around garden beds or pathways.
    • Erosion control: Planting 'Green Flutter' on slopes can help prevent soil erosion due to their root structure.
    • Biological pest control: The daylily can attract beneficial insects that prey on common garden pests.
    • Education and botanical studies: Daylilies like 'Green Flutter' are sometimes used in educational settings to teach botany and plant biology.
    • Habitat restoration: They can be used in projects that aim to restore native plant habitats or increase the biodiversity of an area.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The Daylily is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The Daylily is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Daylily: Impermanence – The daylily's flowers typically last for only one day, symbolizing the fleeting nature of life and beauty.
    • Daylily: Motherhood – In Chinese culture, daylilies are associated with motherhood and the devotion involved in nurturing family because of their resilient and prolific nature.
    • Daylily: Coquetry – Due to their vibrant colors and graceful shape, daylilies are often associated with flirtation and playful behavior.
    • Daylily: Renewal and New Opportunities – As a plant that blooms anew each day, daylilies represent renewal and the idea of new opportunities that each day holds.

Every 1-2 weeks
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every 3-4 years
Late Spring to Early Summer
As needed
  • water dropWater

    Daylilies, the common name for Hemerocallis 'Green Flutter', should be watered deeply about once a week, providing enough water to soak the soil to a depth of roughly 8 to 10 inches. During hot spells or drought, you might need to water twice a week. Each watering should provide about 1 to 1.5 gallons per plant. Ensure that the soil is allowed to dry out between waterings to prevent root rot. Overwatering can be as detrimental as under-watering for these resilient plants.

  • sunLight

    Daylilies thrive in full sun to partial shade conditions. The ideal location for Hemerocallis 'Green Flutter' would be an area where it can receive at least six hours of direct sunlight daily. Partial shade in the afternoon can help protect the blooms from fading in regions with very intense sunlight.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Daylilies are very hardy and can tolerate a wide temperature range. The Hemerocallis 'Green Flutter' can survive temperatures as low as 20°F and as high as 90°F. However, they grow best in temperatures between 60°F and 75°F. Ensure to protect the plant from prolonged periods of frost or extreme heat.

  • scissorsPruning

    Daylilies should be pruned to remove spent flower stalks and encourage new growth. Deadheading the Hemerocallis 'Green Flutter' regularly throughout the blooming season will encourage more flowers. Cut back the foliage to the ground in late fall or early spring to clean up the plant and prepare it for new growth.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Daylilies, such as 'Green Flutter', thrive in well-draining soil with a mix of loam, peat, and perlite or sand. They prefer a slightly acidic to neutral pH between 6.0 and 7.0.

  • plantRepotting

    Daylilies, including 'Green Flutter', typically do not need frequent repotting and can thrive for several years in the same spot unless they become overcrowded.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Daylilies like 'Green Flutter' are tolerant of a range of humidity levels and do not require specific humidity conditions to grow well.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Ensure strong light and good ventilation for 'Green Flutter' daylilies indoors.

    • Outdoor

      Plant 'Green Flutter' daylilies in full sun to partial shade.

    • Hardiness zone

      'Green Flutter' Daylilies are hardy from 3-9 USDA.

  • circleLife cycle

    Daylily 'Green Flutter' begins its life cycle as a small seed, which when germinated, sprouts into a seedling, with initial foliage resembling slender blades of grass. As the roots establish in the soil, the plant enters a vegetative stage, growing larger strap-like leaves and developing a robust root system. The plant then reaches maturity and enters the flowering stage during spring and summer, producing distinctive green-toned, trumpet-shaped blooms on long stalks called scapes. After the flowering period, each bloom typically lasts just one day before wilting, hence the name "daylily." Following pollination, the plant forms seed pods, completing the reproductive cycle, although many cultivators propagate 'Green Flutter' through division to maintain its specific characteristics. As the growing season ends, the plant enters dormancy in the colder months, with the foliage often dying back, before re-emerging the following spring.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Late Spring to Early Summer

    • The most popular method of propagation for the daylily, Hemerocallis 'Green Flutter', is through division, which is typically done in late summer to early fall after the plant has finished blooming. This timed approach allows the plant to establish itself before the onset of winter. To propagate by division, carefully dig up the clump of daylilies and gently separate the individual fans, which are groupings of leaves with their own roots. Each fan should have a healthy set of roots attached. Replant these divisions at the same depth they were growing before, spaced approximately 18 to 24 inches apart (45 to 60 cm), to allow adequate room for growth. Water the new plants thoroughly to help them establish in their new locations.