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Hemerocallis 'Chicago Apache'
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Plant Type: Daylilies

Flowers have 5", intense scarlet red, recurved tepals with a small sulphur yellow watermark and green throat. Petals have loosely ruffled edges; sepal edges are slightly crimped. Extremely sunfast. A very vigorous grower with healthy foliage and sturdy scapes. Blooms mid to late summer. 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

Scarlet red with yellow watermark and green throat

Foliage Color

Green shades

Plant Spread

18-24 in.

Good Companions

Bellflower (Campanula ), Blanket Flower (Gaillardia ), Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis), Coneflower-Purple (Echinacea purpurea), Geranium-Hardy (Geranium ), Mum-Hardy Garden (Dendranthema ), Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum superbum), Sneezeweed (Helenium ), Stonecrop-Autumn (Sedum )

Plant Height

30 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 , Late summer

Critter Resistance

Rabbit and deer resistant

Exposure

Full sun to part shade

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests