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Hemerocallis 'Bright Sunset'
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Plant Type: Daylilies

6", highly fragrant flowers the color of a tropical sunset: burnt coppery-orange self with a golden orange band and small, deep green throat. Petals have a prominent gold midribs and tightly ruffled edges; sepals have smooth, gold edges. A vigorous grower with healthy dark green foliage. Blooms in early summer. Flowers last at least 16 hours each. Tetraploid.

 


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

Coppery-orange with a gold-orange band and green throat

Foliage Color

Green shades

Plant Spread

18-24 in.

Good Companions

Bellflower-Dwarf (Campanula ), Coneflower-Purple (Echinacea purpurea), Delphinium (Delphinium ), Lady's Mantle (Alchemilla mollis), Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum superbum)

Plant Height

36 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

3-9

Soil Moisture

Low to average water needs


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Salt tolerant, Fragrant flowers or foliage, Border, Mass Plant, Container

Bloom Time

Early summer

Critter Resistance

Rabbit and deer resistant

Exposure

Full sun to part shade

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests