Hemerocallis citrina

Plant Type:


Hemerocallis citrina - Bright light yellow fluted trumpets aplenty begin their reign in late July for us in northeastern Connecticut and continue into September. Flowers emit a light, clean, sweet fragrance. This handsome clumping species is one we especially love for its large flowers, the longevity of bloom, the time of season for its flowers and its appealing height coupled with refined character. There's nothing wrong with this species and is another we would miss if it were not in our gardens. The Citron Daylily originated in China. And it's fragrant. May arrive bare root or potted. 

3 to 4”/ L / H45"/ / F / D / dor


Pale Yellow

Characteristics and Attributes for Hemerocallis citrina

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Summer

Nature Attraction

  • Honey Bees & Native Bees
  • Butterflies


  • Mostly Sunny
  • Full Sun


  • Border
  • Fragrant
  • Massing
  • Cottage Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Adaptable


  • China

Propagated By

  • Division

Genus Overview: Hemerocallis

Common Name: Daylily

The well-known daylily. We have become increasingly taken with the late and very late bloomers. Those glorious daylily trumpets add such rich and contrasting texture to mops and strands of goldenrods, Joe-pye weeds and late season daisy flowers that occur in abundance at this time; they are splendid with the broad flattened domes of ironweeds, the spikes of Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Firetail’ plus the seeds and berries that so opulently populate the landscape in the late season. We are offering a handful of mid-season bloomers. Of course, most of the breeding has centered about these and for this reason many of these cultivars are fancier. But we find there is elegance in the simpler flower form and gentler colors, often soft pastels, in the later selections. Most of the late bloomers but not all have originated with Olallie Daylily Gardens in South Newfane, VT. All cultivars are hardy in USDA zones 3 to 9 unless otherwise marked. All of the following are sent as bareroot divisions of our plants.

Please refer to the following descriptive codes for all daylilies:

Flower Size: is measured in inches (“)

Bloom Season: Very Early = VE

Early = E

Early Middle = EM

Middle = M,

Middle Late = ML

Late = L

Very Late = VL

Height: with an upper case “H” is measured in inches (“)

Rebloom: is indicated with an upper case “R”

Fragrance: is indicated with an upper case “F”

Very Fragrant: is indicated with an upper case “VF”

Diploid: is indicated with an upper case “D”

Tetraploid: is indicated with an upper case “T”

Dormant: is indicated with a lower case “dor”

Evergreen: is indicated with a lower case “ev”

All Daylilies are sold bare root