Plant Type: Hostas
Always Afternoon is a tetraploid with striking plum purple daylily and bursting blooms. Petals are crimped with thin pink edges. Blooms in the midsummer/early June. Also, this daylily has an extended rebloomer time. Evergreen foliage stays delightful all season long.
Growing & Maintenance Tips:
Daylilies can survive many harsh conditions that other plants cannot including: polluted city environments, slopes, poor and dry soils, near pavement that is salted in winter, and under Black Walnut trees (not affected by juglone). Daylilies are some of the easiest perennials to grow and are a good choice for any gardener, from the beginner to the professional. These are tough, adaptable plants that will grow in any soil, from normal to slightly wet to dry. Older varieties are able to bloom if planted in partial shade, but most of the newer introductions need full sun for best performance. Likewise, older varieties tend to spread more rapidly than the newer hybrids. All varieties can be divided every 3-4 years by digging up the entire clump and dividing it into smaller pieces with a minimum of 3 eyes each. This can be done in either spring or fall. Plants should be deadheaded for cosmetic purposes, but in most cases this will not extend the bloom time.
Flower ColorPlum Purple
Foliage ColorShades of Green
Bellflower-Dwarf (Campanula ), Coneflower-Purple (Echinacea purpurea), Delphinium (Delphinium ), Lady's Mantle (Alchemilla mollis), Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum superbum)
Soil MoistureLow to average water needs
Characteristics & Attributes
Mass Plant, Border, Salt tolerant, Container
ExposureFull sun/Part shade