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Hemerocallis 'Prairie Wildfire'
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Plant Type: Daylilies

5", fragrant, rich red flowers with slightly recurved petals and a yellow throat. A high bud count ensures many blooms in midsummer. Beautiful arching foliage. 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 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

Rich red with yellow throat

Foliage Color

Green

Plant Spread

18-24 in.

Good Companions

Alchemilla mollis (Lady's Mantle), Coreopsis verticillat 'Zagreb', Campanula carpatica 'Pearl Deep Blue' (Bellflower), Gaillardia 'Arizona Sun' (Blanket Flower), Leucanthemum superbum (Shasta Daisy), Delphinium elatum

Plant Height

23 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

3-9

Soil Moisture

Average to low water needs


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Border plants, Container, Fragrant flowers or foliage, Mass Planting, Salt Tolerant, Easy to grow

Bloom Time

Mid summer

Critter Resistance

Rabbit & Deer resistant.

Exposure

Full to part sun

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests