Hemerocallis22"-tall foliage with stem height reaching 24–40" and higher, depending on your soil.
Photos and descriptions cannot capture the glowing aura of these 5" blossoms with fiery-orange centers that glow like active volcanoes. As the lava cools, blossom color shifts to tawny orange with rich russet ruffled edges. A tall and fascinating cultivar.
We sold this variety back in 2010 and recently had a flurry of requests to bring it back.
Early to midseason blooms. Z2 (Bare root crowns)
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Champion low-maintenance perennial produces a bush of narrow arched leaves topped with lily-shaped flowers from July to September. Hemerocallis means ‘beautiful day,’ referring to the fact that each flower lasts only a day, but since each scape (or stem) is covered with buds, bloom periods can be extensive and the long stems work well in bouquets. Trouble-free, chokes out weeds. Flourishes under a wide range of conditions, from full sun to shade, wet to dry. Plant 12–18" apart in average soil; benefits from an annual shovel or two of compost.
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When you receive your order, open the bags and check the stock. Roots and crowns should be firm and pliable. If they are slightly dry, add a little water or, if they are going to be potted up soon, wet the roots. Generally, a little surface mold is harmless and will not affect the plant’s future performance. If you cannot pot them up immediately, store them in a cool (35–40°) location for a short time.
Do not plant bare-root perennial plant crowns directly outdoors.
Pot up the rootstock using well-drained potting mix in a deep 6" pot or a 1-gallon container. Avoid coiling the roots in under-sized containers. Grow newly potted perennials for a few weeks in a protected location in indirect light at 50–60°. Wet and/or cold conditions for an extended period may cause rotting. Transplant outside once they show some top growth and the danger of frost has passed.