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Hemerocallis 'Fire King'

Plant Type: Daylilies

5.5", brilliant orange, heavily ruffled, recurved petals display a slightly darker red-orange halo.+ Golden yellow-orange throat and matching stamens.+ Flowers are held atop strong, straight,well-branched scapes.+ Lots of buds ensure many weeks of blooms.+Blooms in midsummer.+ Nocturnal–tomorrow's blossoms open during the evening prior.+ Flowers last at least 16 hours each.+ A dramatic improvement over+ older orange daylilies, this large flowered selection sets the garden ablaze in color.+ Dormant foliage.+ 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

Orange

Foliage Color

Green shades

Plant Spread

18-24 in.

Good Companions

Plant Height

30 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

3-9

Soil Moisture

Low to average water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Attributes

Container, Salt tolerant, Border, Mass Plant

Bloom Time

Midsummer

Critter Resistance

Rabbit and deer resistant

Exposure

Full sun

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests