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Ecology

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Full Data

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Taxonomy
Binomial name
Hemerocallis dumortieri
Genus
Hemerocallis
Family
Hemerocallidaceae
Imported References
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Botanic
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Environment
Cultivation
Uses
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Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
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Environment
Hardiness Zone
4
Heat Zone
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Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
light shade
Soil PH
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    None listed.
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    Native Geographical Range
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    Native Environment
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    Ecosystem Niche
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    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
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    Herbaceous or Woody
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    Notes

    Cultivation

    Succeeds in most soils[8], including dry ones, preferring a rich moist soil[7]. Grows well in heavy clay soils. Succeeding in sun or shade, it produces more flowers in a sunny position though these flowers can be shorter-lived in very sunny positions[4]. Succeeds in short grass if the soil is moist[8]. Prefers a pH between 6 and 7[7]. This species is hardy to about -20°c[9]. Hybridizes freely with other members of this genus[7]. Individual flowers only live for one day[4]. The flowers are sweetly scented[10]. Plants form a tight clump that spreads slowly[K]. The roots are cylindrical[4]. Plants take a year or two to become established after being moved[7]. Plants seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[11]. The plants are very susceptible to slug and snail damage, the young growth in spring is especially at risk[7].

    Propagation

    Seed - sow in the middle of spring in a greenhouse. Germination is usually fairly rapid and good. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle. Grow the plants on for their first winter in a greenhouse and plant out in late spring[K]. Division in spring or after flowering in late summer or autumn[7]. Division is very quick and easy, succeeding at almost any time of the year[K]. Larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.

    Range

    E. Asia - Japan, Korea.

    Habitat

    Meadows in the mountains of N. and C. Japan[6][9].

    Known hazards

    Large quantities of the leaves are said to be hallucinogenic. Blanching the leaves removes this hallucinatory component[4]. (This report does not make clear what it means by blanching, it could be excluding light from the growing shoots or immersing in boiling water[K].)

    Edible uses

    Leaves and young shoots - cooked[1][2][3]. They must be consumed when very young or else they become fibrous[K]. Flowers and flower buds - raw or cooked[1][2][4]. The flowers are crisp and juicy with a pleasant sweetness and no unpleasant after-taste[K]. They can be dried and used as a thickener in soups etc[3]. The flower buds contain about 43mg vitamin C per 100g, 983 IU vitamin A and 3.1% protein[4]. Root - raw or cooked.

    Material uses

    The tough dried foliage is plaited into cord and used for making footwear[4]. Plants form a slowly spreading clump and are suitable for ground cover when spaced about 45cm apart each way[5]. The dead leaves should be left on the ground in the winter to ensure effective cover[5].

    Medicinal uses

    The juice of the roots is an effective antidote in cases of arsenic poisoning[4]. A tea made from the boiled roots is used as a diuretic[4].


    References

    1. ? 1.01.11.2 Tanaka. T. Tanaka's Cyclopaedia of Edible Plants of the World. Keigaku Publishing (1976-00-00)
    2. ? 2.02.12.2 Kunkel. G. Plants for Human Consumption. Koeltz Scientific Books ISBN 3874292169 (1984-00-00)
    3. ? 3.03.13.2 Facciola. S. Cornucopia - A Source Book of Edible Plants. Kampong Publications ISBN 0-9628087-0-9 (1990-00-00)
    4. ? 4.004.014.024.034.044.054.064.074.084.094.104.11 Erhardt. W. Hemerocallis. Day Lilies. Batsford. ISBN 0-7134-7065-8 (1992-00-00)
    5. ? 5.05.15.2 Thomas. G. S. Plants for Ground Cover J. M. Dent & Sons ISBN 0-460-12609-1 (1990-00-00)
    6. ? 6.06.1 Ohwi. G. Flora of Japan. (English translation) Smithsonian Institution (1965-00-00)
    7. ? 7.07.17.27.37.47.57.6 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
    8. ? 8.08.1 F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
    9. ? 9.09.1 Phillips. R. & Rix. M. Perennials Volumes 1 and 2. Pan Books ISBN 0-330-30936-9 (1991-00-00)
    10. ? Genders. R. Scented Flora of the World. Robert Hale. London. ISBN 0-7090-5440-8 (1994-00-00)
    11. ? Thomas. G. S. Perennial Garden Plants J. M. Dent & Sons, London. ISBN 0 460 86048 8 (1990-00-00)