Sub-category: Daylily genus
A herbaceous perennial plant growing from a fleshy rhizome with stems 40 to 150 cm tall. The leaves are linear, 50 to 90 cm long and 1 to 2.8 cm broad. The flowers are 5 to 12 cm across, orange-red, with a pale central line; they are produced on spikes of 10 to 20, with the individual flowers opening successively, each one only lasting one day. The fruit is a three-valved capsule 2 to 2.5 cm long and 1.2 to 1.5 cm broad which splits open at maturity to release the seeds.
In Connecticut they are most commonly found in flower gardens and landscaping. Blooms early summer to late autumn.