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Hemerocallis 'Going Bananas'
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Plant Type: Daylilies

An improved ‘Happy Returns’ with larger flowers and continuous bloom into fall. 4″, slightly fragrant, canary-yellow flowers with a green throat (a bit larger than ‘Happy Returns’). Recurved, overlapping petals with slightly ruffled margins. Displays excellent 3-way branching, producing 10-15 well-spaced flowers per scape. Flowers open symmetrically just above the foliage. Starts blooming 2-3 weeks later than ‘Happy Returns’ in early summer, and blooms continuously into early fall. Flowers open fully after cool nights. Semi-evergreen foliage. Diploid.

 


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

Canary-yellow with green throat

Foliage Color

Green shades

Plant Spread

18-24 in.

Good Companions

Bellflower-Carpathian (Campanula carpatica), Blanket Flower (Gaillardia aristata), Coneflower-Purple (Echinacea purpurea), Delphinium-Hybrid Bee (Delphinium elatum), Iris-Siberian (Iris sibirica), Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum superbum)

Plant Height

19-22 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

Rebloomer, Late summer, Early summer, Early fall, Midsummer

Critter Resistance

Rabbit and deer resistant

Exposure

Full sun to part shade

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests