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Hemerocallis 'Erin Lea'
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Plant Type: Daylilies

The broad, rounded flower is a sunny golden yellow complete self – all parts of the flower are the same color – edged in unusually fringed, frilly ruffles. The petals open flat, making the flowers look even larger than they are. They remain in this perfect condition all day even though they are open for at least 16 hours apiece. Strong, well-branched, heavily budded scapes carry the large 5.5-6" blossoms in midseason. Sometimes it reblooms in late summer, though it is not officially registered as a rebloomer. Outstanding! Dormant tetraploid.

This is considered a premium 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. 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).

 


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

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.

Flower Color

Yellow

Foliage Color

Green

Plant Spread

18-24 inches

Good Companions

Gaillardia 'Fanfare', Monarda, Geranium 'Rozanne', Phlox paniculata 'Bright Eyes'

Plant Height

24 inches

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

3-9

Soil Moisture

average and consistent water needs


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Border plants, Container, Mass Planting, Salt Tolerant, Continuous bloom or rebloomer, Easy to grow

Bloom Time

midsummer/rebloomer

Critter Resistance

Exposure

Full sun to part shade

Growth Rate

medium

Seasonal Interests