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Hemerocallis 'Burning Daylight' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Herbaceous Perennial

Habit

Clump-forming

Fragrance

Flower

Resilience

Hardiness

H7 (very hardy)

Colour

Flower

Orange and Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Green in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

0.5-1 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

daylily 'Burning Daylight'

Family

Hemerocallidaceae


Hemerocallis may be evergreen or herbaceous perennials, with narrow, strap-shaped leaves and funnel-shaped flowers on erect stems in late spring or early summer

'Burning Daylight' is a compact perennial forming a clump of narrow, erect leaves and stems to 70cm, with a succession of fragrant, intense orange-yellow, trumpet-shaped flowers 12cm in width, the inner segments wavy-margined

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing, East-facing or West-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil preferably in full sun. Copes well with heavy clay. May need watering in spring to early summer in dry conditions to ensure flowering

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Chalk, Loam or Clay

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring or autumn; evergreen types are best divided in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds or Prairie Planting


How to care

Pruning

Deadhead to prolong flowering

Pests

May be attacked by aphids, slugs, snails, gall midges, glasshouse red spider mite and thrips

Diseases

May be subject to leaf rots and stem rots