Dark purple petals with contrasting green throat and bright white ruffled edges. Great contrast with other summer perennials - such as coreopsis and rudbeckia. Giving long lasting colour throughout the summer. Flowers late May-August. Height 50-60cm (20-24"); spread 40-50cm (16-20").
Daylilies are so called as the flowers don't last very long, but they bloom in abundance during the summer months. In many colours and formats, they are one of our summer favourites. Cut flowers back once finished flowering.
Hardiness:-6 to -10 degrees
Resistance to Disease:True
Beds & Borders:True
Prefers Full Sun:True
Grows in Sun or Shade:True
Hemerocallis are perennial plants with lily-like flowers, producing a succession of flowers over a long period of time and throughout the summer months.
Improve the soil structure by digging in well-rotted organic matter, such as garden compost or manure. Daylilies will thrive in a well-draining and fertile soil but can tolerate poorer soils. Plant in full sunshine or partial shade. To start off your tubers, pot them up in pots using a peat-free multi-purpose compost rather than planting directly into the ground. Place the pots in a cold frame or cold greenhouse and keep the compost moist and keep them frost-free. Once they are growing strongly you can harden them off and plant them out into the prepared ground.
In the spring apply a general fertiliser such as Blood Fish and Bone or Growmore.
Protect young growth from slugs and snails.
Flowers from May-August.