Plant Type: Daylilies
Strawberry Candy offers a 4.5″, strawberry-pink flower with bright raspberry red centers. Tightly compressed ruffles on edged petals and smooth sepals. Semi-evergreen foliage. Tetraploid. Blooms in the midsummer with reblooms to follow. Extended bloom period to at least 16 hours each.
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 ColorPink Shades
Foliage ColorShades of Green
Bellflower (Campanula ), Delphinium (Delphinium ), Iris-Siberian (Iris sibirica), Lady's Mantle (Alchemilla mollis), Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum superbum)
Soil MoistureLow to average water needs
Characteristics & Attributes
Border, Salt tolerant, Container, Mass Plant
Critter ResistanceRabbit and deer resistant
ExposureFull sun/Part shade