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Hemerocallis 'Western Sandstone'
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Plant Type: Daylilies

Aptly named, this unique daylily produces 5.5-6" flowers with the color and visual texture of western sandstone. They are a blend of tan, peach, and pale yellow tones with a brighter yellow halo above the green throat; very distinctive and elegant in the landscape. Tall, well branched and very heavily budded scapes carry the beautifully ruffled, glimmering diamond dusted blossoms well above the foliage in midsummer. 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.

Flower Color

Peach shades

Foliage Color

Green

Plant Spread

18-24 in.

Good Companions

Plant Height

40 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

3-9

Soil Moisture

average and consistent water needs


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Border plants, Container, Salt tolerant, Mass plantings, Easy to grow

Bloom Time

midsummer/rebloomer

Critter Resistance

Rabbit resistant

Exposure

Full sun to part shade

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests