Plant Type: Daylilies
Large 5", tomato red blossoms ( more of an orange red than a blue red if you are using this in a garden design) with bright lemon yellow watermark and vivid green throat are of heavy substance. They have pie crust ruffled, recurved, and diamond dusted tepals. This is a nocturnal daylily so the buds open the afternoon before and remain open through all or part of the next day. Dormant tetraploid. 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 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. Daylilies can be divided every 3-4 years by digging up the entire clump and dividing it into smaller pieces with a minimum of 3 fans each. This can be done in either spring or fall. Plants can be deadheaded for cosmetic purposes, but in most cases this will not extend the bloom time.
Plant Spread18-24 inches
Gaillardia 'Mesa Yellow', Monarda, Echinacea, Phlox paniculata 'David'
Plant Height30 in.
Soil Moistureaverage and consistent water needs
Characteristics & Attributes
Border plants, Container, Salt tolerant, Mass plantings, Easy to grow
Critter ResistanceRabbit resistant
ExposureFull sun to part shade