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Hemerocallis 'Bela Lugosi'

Plant Type: Daylilies

Widely regarded as one of the best purple Daylilies on the market. 6", saturated, true purple flowers with a lime green throat. Very sunfast for such a dark color. A strong grower, well-branched, and heavily budded. Blooms in midsummer. Tetraploid. This is considered a "Designer" Daylily, which means that it has been selected as highly performing plant with exceptional bloom performance, substantive, vibrantly colored flowers, complete winter hardiness in northern zones, and a vigorous habit.

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 Color

Purple with lime-green throat

Foliage Color

Green shades

Plant Spread

18-24 in.

Good Companions

Coneflower-Purple (Echinacea purpurea), Grass-Ornamental (Helictotrichon sempervirens), Phlox-Tall Garden (Phlox paniculata), Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum superbum), Yarrow (Achillea )

Plant Height

33 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

3-9

Soil Moisture

Low to average water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Attributes

Mass Plant, Border, Salt tolerant, Container

Bloom Time

Midsummer

Critter Resistance

Rabbit and deer resistant

Exposure

Full sun to part shade

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests